Much has changed since Steam started a crackdown on games with mild adult content back in May. As many developers saw their livelihood threatened, many gamers rallied against what they believed to be censorship, forcing Valve to backtrack and retract the ultimatum that risked to see several games removed from the popular digital distribution platform.
Weeks later, the publisher made a surprise announcement, revealing that it would change its policies so that all games would be accepted unless illegal or trolling.
Looks like the results of this are starting to show, and the first uncensored sexually-explicit adult games are being greenlit. This is the case of Negligee: Love Stories, that will make it on Steam’s storefront despite including content that would have been censored before, requiring an external patch to be restored.
Steam have given the official thumbs up… Negligee: Love Stories will be releasing this Friday 100% uncensored on Steamhttps://t.co/Z7UeKnwLtd
— Dharker Studios (@DharkerStudio) September 10, 2018
The description of the game on Steam explains what customers can expect clearly:
“Negligee: Love Stories features four story-lines that frequently include dialogue of sexual themes, sexual interactions and nudity and through them illustrations featuring nudity, undressing and sexual interactions as well.
The four stories include male and female sexual relations, female and female sexual relations, themes relating to pressured sexual relationships, themes relating to nymphomania, themes relating to adult sex workers, themes relating to abusive marriages and adultery.
Scenes within the game include illustrated and dialogue descriptions of male and female single partner sexual relationships, modelling, outdoor sexual activity, male and female multiple partner sexual activity and female and female single partner sexual relationships.”
Instead of refusing games with explicit sexual content, Steam now hides them behind a content filter. Developers are required to flag the games accordingly, and users are asked to check a dedicated option in their account preference.
Basically, if you don’t want to see this kind of games, nothing changes for you. If you do, you’ll have to activate the option in order to let Steam know that you’re ok with it.