The digital world is usually full of wonders, but this doesn’t exempt it from the mischievous practices some entities can do under the cover of anonymity. The gaming industry is no exception. Steam platform has been dealing with so-called fake games for some time now. However, Valve’s initiative against such practices made this universe a safer place.
Fake Games Are Those Made in a Hurry Mostly Based on Premade Assets for the Sake of Profit
Last week, Valve decided to pull off Steam around 200 of titles that pertained to one creator. The side effect of this action was the end of seller Silicon Echo Studios. This company was notorious for its shady activity. Numerous users complained that all this seller’s titles were so-called fake games.
The deceitful machination behind this was to market cheap productions heavily only for the sake of profits. However, these titles were reported to be nothing more than a collection of premade assets put together with a minimum budget. The earnings were mostly recorded through Steam trading card marketplace.
Valve Explained the Cancelation of around 200 Titles as a Way to Preserve Steam’s Quality as a Gaming Service
Valve’s justification for its actions regarded the preservation of the quality of Steam. The shady vendor has been creating many products that were identical in nature. While their ubiquity was strong, such low-quality titles discouraged gamers from the experience of finding new fun products on this platform.
“This developer was also abusing Steam keys and misrepresenting themselves on the Steam store.”
This is the first time since Steam received complaints of a too indulgent admission process when a deceiving seller got penalized. The abolition of Silicon Echo Studios from Steam might be just the first step to a complete catalog purging. This procedure can elevate the standards and increase user database and popularity of Steam summer sales.
On the other hand, Silicon Echo Studios looked shocked by this implementation. Therefore, they sent Steam a letter where they complain about the way Steam tackled this procedure. Seller’s primary distress was that they didn’t receive any warning for the cancellation of their entire collection of 175 titles. However, they did admit that some of the practices they had employed could be seen as shady.
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