Valve says it isn't disabling old Steam game builds

Valve says it isn't disabling old Steam game builds

PC giant Valve has said that it isn't going to be disabling access to older builds of games on its Steam platform.

In a statement to PC Gamer, the organisation put to rest rumours that this change could be on the horizon. These started when SteamDB reported that a Steam beta featured changes to how consumers could connect to the platform's content delivery network.

Steam has allowed for users to download older versions of their games, which is handy if something goes wrong with a new update.

"We are actually not planning to disable downloading old builds," a Valve spokesperson said.

"What we are working on is an approach on handling edge cases involving unowned content, and helping partners more easily take down builds that need to be removed for things like copyright issues," the statement reads. "We’ll have more to share on that work when it’s ready to ship."

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