Steam reveals upcoming sales for the first half of 2022, cuts game sales cooldown to 28 days
Steam has announced its plans for upcoming sales for the first half of 2022, as its ongoing Lunar New Year sale draws to a close. The service also updated its policy to reduce the “cooldown” on sales allowing publishers to place a game in two sales events that are at least 28 days apart. Steam is set to hold another Next Fest for gamers to try out game demos between February 21 and 28, according to the company, while its Steam Summer Flagship Sale is set to take place in June.
Valve has announced the upcoming Steam sales schedule for the first half of 2022 and revealed that it will be holding genre-based sales between February and July. Steam’s Next Fest, which will let players try out demos of upcoming games, will start on February 21, while the final sale (for survival-themed games) will end on July 25, a few weeks later. the end of the sitewide Steam Summer Sale. .
Here’s the full list of upcoming Steam events and sales for the first half of 2022, including seasonal sales:
- Next Fest — February 21 to February 28
- Remote Play Together (Genre) — February 28 to March 7
- Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) (Genre) — March 14 to March 21
- SimFest: Hobby Edition (Genre) — March 28-April 4
- Die-a-lot Sale / Roguelike (Genre) – May 2 to May 9
- Race (Genre) — May 23 to May 30
- Steam Summer Sale — June 23 – July 7
- Survival (Genre) — July 18 to July 25
As mentioned earlier, Valve has also announced changes to its discount policy on the platform, regarding how often games can go on sale. According to the game publishing platform, developers will be able to discount their titles after a 28-day (or four-week) cooldown — down from the current six-week limit. The platform says site-wide seasonal sale events will be exempt from the 28-day cooldown, but publishers won’t be able to discount their games within 28 days of the title’s release.
Meanwhile, Steam’s ongoing Lunar New Year sale is currently offering discounts on several titles, such as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Disco Elysium, F1 2021, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, and Resident Evil Village, among others. These titles are currently at their lowest prices on the platform, along with games like It Takes Two, Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, FIFA 22, F1 2021, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4, Assassins’s Creed Odyssey, Mass Effect legendary edition. The Steam Lunar New Year Sale ends tomorrow.
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