Thanks to the Steam Database, we know that prices will drop on June 21.
Check out the Steam store for a look at all of this year’s summer game deals. The store is currently overloaded with eager gamers, so you may have some trouble loading the site at first. When you do make it to the store, here are some of the best deals to look out for:
Unfortunately for Valve, the launch date of this year’s Summer Sale has been leaked meaning purchases between now and then are likely to fall off a cliff. As VG247 explains, the all important date the sale goes live has been leaked by the Steam Database Twitter account. Steam Database is a website dedicated to tracking what software Steam has in its library.
Steam Summer Sale starts on June 21st.
If the date, Thursday, June 21 is correct, which seems likely seeing as last year the sale started on Thursday, June 22, then we have just six weeks until Steam game prices tumble. Last year the sale ran for 13 days, ending on July 5. I suspect it may run 14 days this year so as not to end on July 4.
Steam sales may be good for consumers who can save a lot of money by waiting and buying games in bulk at a huge discount. But for developers, it’s less clear. If gamers are waiting for sales to buy games, then it’s harder for developers to recover their costs and generate enough revenue to fund the next game. They may sell more copies of a game during the sale, but at a 50% or more discount it needs to be a lot more!
Valve needs to do better this year than last. You may remember on day one of the Summer Sale 2017 Steam went offline with users instead seeing a couple of lines of text explaining an error had occurred.