Valve realizes no one watches movies on Steam, removes non-gaming videos
No one will miss this.
Valve, in a move that should have probably happened a long time ago (or should have never happened possibly), is removing non-gaming videos from its Steam platform. Honestly, I’m surprised any movies will remain on the platform, but at least gaming movies fit with the theme.
Announced via blog post, Valve basically states that it was looking at the stats and realized people weren’t watching videos that weren’t related to gaming and that it needed focus on content related to gaming. No numbers were presented, but I’d be interested in seeing the stats regarding videos watched on the platform. I have to imagine they are pretty low across the board, gaming related or not.
Steam has removed the Video section from the platform, but you can still access these movies and other “non-gaming videos” through search tags or direct searches. The company notes that non-gaming videos will start to be removed over the coming weeks, but for the six of you that purchased John Wick on Steam, previously purchased content will still be available.
With Epic Games and its new platform shaking up the PC platform hierarchy, maybe Valve is starting to realize it will need to make some changes and improvements to its aging platform.
What do you think? Glad to see movies leaving Steam or did you enjoy having the option to purchases movies on the platform? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.
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