Friday, 27 January 2012
Valve Unveils iOS and Android Steam App [Closed Beta]
"Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone."Everything's going mobile these days, and Valve is definitely not gonna be left out in the dark. The company who created the likes of Portal and Counter Strike recently published it's beta Steam app for the Android and iOS platform. By using this app, users will be able to chat with their friends on Steam, join the various community groups, browse through the many collections of games, and purchase them directly from their mobile platforms - iOS and Android.
- Gabe Newell, Co-Founder of Valve
Steam is arguably the central platform for global PC gamers, and is one of the pioneers who started the venture into distributing games digitally online. Now, with this latest addition of a mobile Steam application, it will only mean that 'hardcore' gaming could be extended further, and deeper to integrate within mobile platforms - might, maybe, hopefully.
Note: This is a closed beta so it is not available for all yet. More info and possibly the beta code from Steam's Official Website here.