Steam: Adult Games Not Allowed Until Tool Gets its Place
Steam, which is the digital distribution platform offers digital rights management, multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services. It was considered that everything would be allowed on Steam, but Valve, the corporation that developed Steam, said that it would not allow adult games on the PC yet. According to the developer at Shining Song Starnova, Valve corporation won’t add the game to Steam unless the necessary tools are built to allow users to block Steam from showing content (which the users don’t like) is released.
To add to this, it was further confirmed by Gamasutra where a spokesperson from the company confirmed the same. This has happened because of Value corporation’s change in policy which finds curation to be an extremely difficult task to execute hence they resulted in believing that the right approach to bring out new games on Steam would be to allow everything into the store of Steam, but when they decide that something is illegal or plain trolling, it wouldn’t be allowed.
The company claims that this approach is valid and works because it allows people to control what content they would like to see. These build tools are not ready yet but Erik Johnson, who is an employee at Valve, explained how this update would help users gain a better experience while using Steam.
He later added – “So if you don’t want to see anime games on your store, you’ll be able to make that choice. If you want more options to control exactly what kinds of games your kids see when they browse the store, you’ll be able to do that. And it’s not just players that need better tools either – 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“.