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  • Following years of developers constantly changing the release date for their games, Valve has moved to restrict such behavior 1 / 9

  • Valve now requires developers to ask for permission to make any such change. 2 / 9

  • Developers will still have the ability to release at any moment once their game has been approved by Valve 3 / 9

  • Developers will now also be sent a reminder two weeks prior to the release date to ensure that they are on track. 4 / 9

  • This is a welcome change after years of seeing the system exploited 5 / 9

  • Previously, a developer could exploit this to appear on Steam’s Popular Upcoming Releases list in perpetuity 6 / 9

  • One wonders if improvements are being made as a direct result to the increased presence of the Epic Games Store 7 / 9

  • Since Epic entered the scene, competition has been fierce, and this may be a small part of trying to keep consumers at Steam 8 / 9

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