Steam store to allow every game on the platform – unless it’s illegal or straight up trolling

Well Valve finally decided to end all of the controversial bullcrap and from now on they will allow every single game on Steam unless it has illegal content in it.

Here are the highlights from the Steam blog post:

  • So we ended up going back to one of the principles in the forefront of our minds when we started Steam, and more recently as we worked on Steam Direct to open up the Store to many more developers: Valve shouldn’t be the ones deciding this. If you’re a player, we shouldn’t be choosing for you what content you can or can’t buy. If you’re a developer, we shouldn’t be choosing what content you’re allowed to create.
  • With that principle in mind, we’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.
  • We are going to enable you to override our recommendation algorithms and hide games containing the topics you’re not interested in. So if you don’t want to see anime games on your Store, you’ll be able to make that choice.
  • Developers who build controversial content shouldn’t have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we’ll be building tools and options to support them too.
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  1. Hammerofgod

    Great, open the floodgates for all the assetflip garbage that hides good indie games under tonns of shit.
    Imho there is a big difference between censoring and quality controll and this is just shitting on quality and embracing greed. No wonder that many serious indie developers are abandoning ship.
    I’m curious how long the big publishers will tolerate being associated with your average ISIS simulator and whatever not.

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