Steam to experiment with video and music?

steamlogoSteam is a force to be reckoned with; I use it practically every day and I join the 15 million other folks around the world who use the service too. With plenty of games available at my fingertips, Steam is a forerunner in the upcoming/current age of digital distribution.

Over on Tom’s Games, Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing for Valve, answered a question regarding what’s next for Steam this year. Lombardi said, "…And we’re also looking at other types of content like video and music. We’re definitely having those conversations and meetings, and we’re reaching out to folks with other types of digital entertainment.

I think before the end of the year, you’ll probably see some pilot programs with other digital entertainment on Steam."

Considering Steam has dominated PC gaming over the past few years, it was natural to see the service begin to expand into other entertainment businesses. Valve launched a social network for Steam users, Steam Community, last year, which seemed to be the start of the future for Steam.

Within the same interview, Lombardi also discussed how the Orange Box for PC outsold the console versions combined. He estimated that the Orange Box has sold about 1.5 million copies on consoles but PC sales for that platform were stronger.


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