Valve has announced that the company is changing the way in which Steam’s gift system will work, in order to make the gift giving system more direct.
This includes changes to the way in which gifts are given, received, and if need be, declined. You can find the short list of changes, straight from Valve, below:
Scheduling Gifts Is Even More Straightforward
Go ahead and buy a gift months in advance and have it delivered to a friend on time, every time.Declined Gifts Resolve The Way They Should
In the old system, a declined gift would sneak back into the giver’s inventory and remain on their bill. Now, if a recipient already has the title, or just doesn’t want it, they can click decline and the purchase is refunded directly to the gift giver.Safe Cross-Country Gifting
No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend, gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver’s account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won’t be available and you’ll know before purchase.
Valve said that the changes are live right now. The company also confirmed that pre-existing gifts will not be affected by these changes.
In other Steam news, yesterday the service started a sale on Star Wars products, in honor of Star Wars Day.