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Developers can create Collaborative Bundles on Steam

Developers can create Collaborative Bundles on Steam

Valve is now allowing developers on its Steam platform to team up with other studios on bundles.

The new feature – dubbed Collaborative Bundles – means that companies can create offerings with multiple different developers, per a blog post on the subject. These were previously curated and handled by Valve itself, but now studios can make them on their own.

In order to do this, one developer has to create a bundle with at least one of their own games, before enabling collaborative mode. By sharing a link with other studios, they can add their own games to the bundle via Steamworks, though the original developer is still the offering's 'owner'.

Once everyone has added their games, it is locked to prevent further editing. At that point, everyone that has a game in the bundle will be asked to confirm details, including what games are on offer, royalty split and so on.

"This update, as often is the case, comes from requests by developers," Valve wrote.

"In addition to the benefit of setting up multi-game bundles with others, we hope this also helps those who offer their game soundtrack(s) for sale on Steam and wish to have the proceeds paid directly to the musician."


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