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Will GTR Evolution be on Steam?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Gareth Hughes, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Gareth Hughes

    Gareth Hughes

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    sorry for this being a little off topic, but how is steam useful?, just curious. if they are creating the game using .NET they can just add some updater code to the program launcher. its like around 10 lines of code. Granted i'll give steam credit that as a 3rd party bit of software it seems to have worked faultlessly for me. but then, it seems of little or no use.
     
  2. Bram

    Bram
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    • Easy to download a full game (no need to go to the shop)
    • Easy to update to the latest version (automaticly)
    • Easy to promote the game in Steamcommunity
     
  3. Gareth Hughes

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    ah i see, and the distribution part is actually critical for sales, thanks for answering that Bram. The updater part isnt really needed in the way its done but it works. The only concern i have is whether Race07 (and any future titles) will work when Steam decide to change senior management and add adverts, sell your personal information etc... or even just close the servers and the company if they make losses.
    Still, is ok for now.
     
  4. Xosé Estrada

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    I like steam too, you can buy a game and be playing almost instantly, and use to be cheaper, with good offers too.

    Cya!.
     
  5. James Yates

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    basically, they wont sell out steam... its a way to big success for valve, and they are a company which actually gives us what we want... opposed to a company like EA giving us what they can be bothered to do

    steam is great, buying full games and downloading them, download demo's, video's, server browser, integrated voice and text chat, steam friends and also the fact that it auto updates everything... you can see why game companies want their games to be on it, and in my opinion, the more games that come to steam, the better :)
     
  6. Theo de Bruin

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    On top of that it has VAC (Valve Anti Cheat) which is mostly useful for shooters, but still...
    And it's always good to buy stuff in dollars these days!!! :D

    Just read that Ubisoft is also going to distribute their games through Steam. At first only for the American public. But that is another big developer using Steam!
     
  7. Yves Maex

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    Cool it will be on steam, but i only need a few more donations now to get it whaha
     
  8. Andy MacMartin

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    For me Steam was great because in Canada I couldn't find RACE07 in any stores, nor online anywhere in North America when I looked just after Christmas. :)
     
  9. Andy Marsden

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    Another good point about Steam is that once the game is installed it is 'verfified' online instantly (i.e. checked to see if its not an illegal copy) which means you can play without the disc as there is no need for copy protection/disc verification software each time you run it :D

    Andy
     
  10. Maik Peters

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    Yes, because its a good platform to distribute the game and to get updates.
     
  11. Gareth Hughes

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    no disk required once verified is a nice feature :)