As soon as Christmas is approaching its front, Valve is giving a deep clean treatment to the Steam store. According to the banned list on madjoki.com’s Steam tracker, Valve is dumping hundreds of games and projects that are clogging up the storefront’s digital shelf-space.
As spotted by Reddit user thomasthe1st, hundreds and hundreds of games have been banned from the service, more coming almost every second. Most of the removals are of cheap indie projects. Even many of them are hard to find as Steam has already deleted all the data associated with them.
Until now, the company has removed more than 3000 games and projects from the Steam store. Before this purge, there was a steady drip of deletions, as evidenced by going back through madjoki’s records. Most happened in small clumps, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly, but nothing anywhere near this scale.
This isn’t the only piece of surprising behavior from Valve. After years of silence on the Half-Life series, the studio revealed a new game in the iconic series. Coming out March 2020, Half-Life: Alyx is a VR project set in-between the first and second Half-Life.
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