It looks like Valve might be launching a Steam streaming service

It looks like Valve might be launching a Steam streaming service

It would seem that PC games giant Valve could be working on a streaming service for its Steam storefront.

That's according to Steam Database info - as spotted by Steam Database on Twitter - which apparently has a new segment of code that would appear to be checking whether its development and publishing partners have agreed to a 'Cloud Gaming Addendum'. Said information is then sent to Steam's API.

Given that streaming seems to be the hot thing in video games right now, it wouldn't be surprising to see Valve go down this route with Steam, especially at a time when the company is reevaluating what the platform needs to be in the current games market.

The company has made a number of changes to Steam in recent months. Speaking to at Devcom, designer Alden Kroll said that alterations to the Library were reflecting the fact that releases have longer lifespans now. This might also by why Valve is asking consumers to revise reviews they left on games a long time ago.

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Alex Calvin launched in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.


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