It’s important to note that Valve has not announced any such change to the platform at this time. The encroaching competition from Epic Games and their fast-growing platform has pushed Valve onto their back foot. Steam has had a ton of issues with content quality and moderation of its platform. The glut of low-quality video games on Steam has allowed Epic to weaponized exclusives and free games to make a big splash in the gaming industry.

Epic Games Store has rocketed to 100 million total users and made more than $680 million in 2019. Valve has been playing catch up to some degree, but the big AAA releases still score a huge number of sales on Steam. Metro Exodus, after being a controversy machine on the Epic Games Store, sold more than 200,000 copies in the first week of its debut on Steam.