Steam Goes Free-to-Play

Steam Goes Free-to-Play

The Steam PC gaming service has reached a wonderful milestone. It will now support free-to-play games, allowing the internet’s never ending parade of cheap bastards (myself included) to make adequate use of the service. Now you can coalesce with all your snazzy PC gamer friends without spending anything. Five F2P games are now available for download: Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms (AVA).

Business director at Valve, Jason Holtman, had this to say about the F2P move:

“The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam.”

I think the move will be a smart one for Valve and the Steam service, and I can only see them benefiting from it. Furthermore, special in-game content will be available for each of the F2P titles, starting tomorrow with Spiral Knights and continuing with a different title everyday, to those who download the game featured that day as the “F2P Game of the Day”. I know, isn’t that neat? Head on over to Steam for some free games now, little duckling.