Valve's Doug Lombardi has dropped hints that Steam could be expanding into music and video media later this year.
Comments made by Valve's Marketing VP Doug Lombardi have hinted that the company may be thinking of adding music and video content to Steam in the near future.
Lombardi was cornered by Tom's Games
last week at the GDC conference and spoke about how Steam will grow.
"We're looking at more casual games and international games. And we're also looking at other types of content like video and music. We're definitely having those conversations and meetings, and we're reaching out to folks with other types of digital entertainment,
" said Doug.
Asked for a rough time-frame, Lombardi hinted that prototypes could be running by the end of the year.
"I think before the end of the year, you'll probably see some pilot programs with other digital entertainment on Steam.
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