Steam Expanding Beyond Games

by Jim Reilly on Aug 08, 2012 at 07:42 AM

Valve announced starting September 5 its digital store Steam will begin selling the first set of software titles. Valve wouldn't name any of the available software just yet, only saying they range from "creativity to productivity."

"The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," says Mark Richardson at Valve. "They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."

Many of the titles at launch include Steamworks features such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space, Valve says.