Steam Autumn & Christmas sale dates leaked via internal email – report

Monday, 4th November 2013 09:50 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve has reportedly sent a call for submissions email to developers regarding its Autumn and Christmas sales on Steam. Said email has reportedly leaked on Reddit and list the dated for both promotions.

Treat the leak as rumour for now, but this Reddit thread shows an email that was allegedly sent from Valve to an unnamed Russian developer regarding the sale process.

The email states, “The Steam Autumn Sale will run from Wednesday Nov 27 until Tuesday Dec 3. The Steam Holiday Sale will run from Thursday, December 19 until Thursday January 2. Please DO NOT make the dates of the sales public.”

That has been ignored, if this leak is true.

Oner user had this to say, “Unfortunately to Valve and others, the screenshot is real and it is not a fake.
The screenshot was taken by a Russian developer who has a page on Steam Store (and whose game has been Greenlit some time ago). It was posted on a couple of forums. He also sent one of the copies to me (because I’m the chief editor of the Steam public page on so he wanted me to publish it).”

Check out the image above and decide for yourself if this is true or not. For us, the jury’s out.

Thanks CyberMarco.



  1. ballz

    not much of a big deal, those dates were certain maybe with 1-2 day margin, i mean you cant have a black fridsay sale without black friday and christmas sale without christmas
    the big deal is what they say there that if a game is 50% max in autums sale, it will be the same in the winter sale, meh fuck them if thats the case

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    CyberMarco gave the tip, not me. ;)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. CyberMarco

    Actually I posted this in the News thread! :P

    *Edit: Dragon beat me. hahaha :)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dave Cook

    Shit, sorry :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dragon

    I am not your usual Capitalist opportunist you know :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. traumadisaster

    50% is the “example” price discount. The entire point of the email is requesting WHAT PERCENT the publisher wants to take off.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. CyberMarco

    @Dragon, no hard feelings! =)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Pytox

    Wow two sales so close ! the damage will be done :p

    #8 1 year ago
  9. TheBlackHole

    For what it’s worth, this is absolutely genuine.

    #9 1 year ago

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