Steam, the popular digital gaming platform, is among the most used apps all over the world. The platform, which features thousands of games and players can interact with each other, provides games in a social environment as well as buying and downloading games. Valve’s gaming platform is now on the agenda with its China-specific version.
Chinese version of Steam to appear on Dota 2 and CS:GO
According to game analyst Daniel Ahmad, the Chinese version of Steam will go into public beta on February 9. The special edition, which will only be available in China and will include only games approved by the country’s government, will feature in the world-popular Dota 2 and CS:GO. Let’s also mention that these two popular games are among the first that Valve will offer through Steam China.
Valve, which announced in early 2021 that it would release the Chinese version of Steam, has been working on the platform with Chinese publisher Perfect World since 2018. In addition, it is not yet known to what extent the Chinese version of Steam will affect the international version in the country.
According to Ahmad, existing Steam accounts will work with both versions of the software, as in most games. In addition, everything on the platform will remain the same for the international customer in China. However, of course, the country’s ban on the international version in spite of those can change this situation.
At the same time, banning its international version will cause players to lose access to many games. An example of this is apple’s removal of about 39,000 games from the App Store in China at the end of last year because the Chinese government does not have the International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
We’ll see in the coming days what stages the Steam China version, the details of which have not yet been clarified, will go through and how Valve will follow.