Monday, 23 June 2014
9 Huge Failings Slowly Killing Steam
As digital distribution continues to replace brick and mortar stores, Valve’s power only seems to grow with every passing year.
With just over seventy-eight million active members using Steam, the company all but completely eclipses its competition despite good showings from the likes of GOG.com, Green Man Gaming and many others. You can also probably argue Origin should be counted, but any distribution platform which needs to hold new titles ransom to encourage members to join is clearly doing something very wrong.
However, while Steam has well earned its popularity it’s hardly without some failings, as it only takes a very brief examination to pick out several critical flaws within the platform. These range from the company’s basic mindset when it comes to dealing with certain issues, to failing to truly promote latest releases.