Valve has organized the Inquisition on Steam, removing more than 900 games for fraud with Steamworks

It seems that the Epic Games Store has aroused the competitive spirit of Valve. The company began to actively release updates for Steam,

to improve search algorithms, and now she has taken up cleaning the archive.

What is known

Reddit user noticed that from Steam abruptlygames began to disappear, moreover, not two or three projects disappeared from sight, but more than a hundred. According to Steam Madjoki, the purge began with Bloodbath Kavkaz, and the last game was Sly Pigs, which Valve removed from the store seven hours ago. According to rough estimates for 11 hours, more than 900 projects, including games and add-ons, were deleted from Steam.

In total, the site counted 2,903 games that Valveremoved from the store for 2 years. The company regularly conducts cleanings, removing projects in small batches once a month or a week, but this time Valve went on the run.

In a comment for PC Gamer, Valve representativeexplained that remote project developers abused the Steamworks toolkit. How exactly the company’s speaker didn’t say, but they began to discuss the “Inquisition” at the Reddit forum, where the OutDrive developer, who fell under a hot hand, also ran into it.

The developer said that before the game publishedSiberian Digital, which really used the holes in the system. A year ago, the developer broke up with the company and began to distribute the game on their own, but the stigma remained.

“Recently, we found several partners who abused some Steamworks tools. We contacted all the partners that were affected, ”the representative explained.

Steam is changing for the better

Valve has begun to work hard in recent monthsover the store. First, the developers launched the “Steam Lab”, where they tested new search algorithms and recommendations. The company has also taken on the development of streaming services, such as Steam Link. Since the summer of 2019, players have been allowed to run games from a PC on a smartphone outside the same network, that is, you can play at least in the forest if you find the Internet.

Last week, Valve launched the Remote Play Together service, which allows you to play games with a local co-op on the Internet. In addition, for a joint game, one copy of entertainment is enough.

Valve was especially surprised by the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, the new VR game of the same name. In addition to the platform, the company changed the main character, and this time the gamers have to manage not Gordon Freeman, but the girl Alix.

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