Valve Revises Policy on Trading Gifted Games Through Steam; Trades Allowed After 30 Days for “A Better Experience”

Valve Revises Policy on Trading Gifted Games Through Steam; Trades Allowed After 30 Days for “A Better Experience”

As the holidays are approaching, so too comes the time for giving: in the spirit of the holiday season, Valve has revised its policies toward trading gifted games and the gifts that keep on giving through Steam.

Valve detailed a new policy regarding trading games sent or received as gifts, in that trading games will now accompany a 30-day waiting period before the gifted game can be traded for other titles.

While gifting itself will remain the same, allowing users to purchase a game and send it to another user to redeem, Valve’s new policy serves to “make trading gifts a better experience for those receiving the gifts,” with the company also mentioning that the policy is being put in place to lower the number of people who trade for a game only to have the game revoked later due to issues with the purchaser’s payment method.”