IS STEAM ADDING FILM AND MUSIC?

The go-to for indie gamers and lovers of classics, Steam has long been held in high regard by those who don’t just want to play the heavy hitters like FIFA or Call Of Duty, but want to support and get involved with smaller budget games made by independent developers. Limbo, Flower, all those “weird looking” games that end up winning lots of End Of Year awards for their ingenuity and originality.

Now it looks like they’re going to be taking on more than just gaming streams, as a recent Stream Update revealed that they are created new subdivisions on the site for movies and music. While there is, in some capacity, already music and movies on Steam, they’re more videogame soundtracks and movies directly related to games. If it turns out to be more than that though, then the likes of Netflix and the upcoming Xbox TV streaming apps will be facing a stiff competition if Valve manage to maintain that independent solidarity on Steam for the movies and music, too. Watch this space…

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