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Free to Play games now available on Steam

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 18:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve has introduced support for Free to Play games on Steam with the launch of five games on the service.

Available immediately, the launch titles are Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms (AVA).

Starting tomorrow with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the “F2P game of the day” on Steam.

In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam’s micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve’s Team Fortress 2.

“The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “Free to Play games offer new game genres and game experiences for customers, while offering developers and publishers new revenue opportunities and the ability to reach customers in areas of the world where the traditional packaged goods model is less popular than F2P.”

Specific details on the F2P games of the day and their exclusive in-game content will be made available in the coming days.

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4 Comments

  1. Xuchilbara

    OK…. Valve is getting out of hand with their deals now… I hope they keep it going :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    I wonder if you are a gold member of champions (via disc) and dl the game via steam could you access your acc without issues?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stardog

    I was hoping this would be more like Kongregate or something.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Heinekeno

    Alliance of Valliant Arms will be my weapon of choice.

    #4 3 years ago

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