Following years of developers constantly changing the release date for their games, Valve has moved to restrict such behavior
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Valve now requires developers to ask for permission to make any such change.
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Developers will still have the ability to release at any moment once their game has been approved by Valve
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Developers will now also be sent a reminder two weeks prior to the release date to ensure that they are on track.
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This is a welcome change after years of seeing the system exploited
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Previously, a developer could exploit this to appear on Steam’s Popular Upcoming Releases list in perpetuity
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One wonders if improvements are being made as a direct result to the increased presence of the Epic Games Store
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Since Epic entered the scene, competition has been fierce, and this may be a small part of trying to keep consumers at Steam
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