Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 04, 2016

Valve Must Take Greater Ownership Of Steam's Early Access Program

So what do you guys think of this opinion piece on Steam's Early Access Program. Do you think Valve needs to revamp its Early Access Program or do you think it is fine just the way it is?

The issue here is Valve's unwillingness to take ownership. Historically Valve has been reluctant to exercise fine control over the systems it creates, or even to make public statements when problems occur. At different times this has been true of CS:GO, Steam Greenlight, and Steam's tagging system, for example. Even the Steam Controller's community-provided control schemes is an example of Valve's desire for Steam to run itself. That hands-off attitude has invited some bad behavior. We can't hold Valve responsible for every bad Early Access apple.