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The next big Steam sale dates have been leaked, as usual

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It would be real news if they didn't do big sales, but still for those of you who never buy outside of Steam and are currently watching the pennies here's the dates to look for.

  • Halloween Sale: October 29th 2018 to November 1st 2018
  • Autumn Sale: November 21st 2018 to November 27th 2018
  • Winter Sale: December 20th 2018 to January 3rd 2019

Perhaps one of these will be a good time to check out some cheap games from Windows-only developers for use in Steam Play?

There's still quite a few titles on my own personal wishlist I'm keeping an eye on, although a lot of them aren't actually released yet. Is there something you're desperate to try that you're waiting for a good price on? Do let us know in the comments.

Original leak seems to come from here since then I've had two other developers email me now to confirm.

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bintsmok 24 October 2018 at 10:54 am UTC
I'm excited to test these games with Steam Play.

- Wreckfest
- Shadow Warrior 2
- Cuphead
yar4e 24 October 2018 at 10:59 am UTC
Will definitely buy Wither 3 and will wait for release of stable Nvidia drivers with stream output support to test it with Steam Play
Samsai 24 October 2018 at 11:19 am UTC
QuotePerhaps one of these will be a good time to check out some cheap games from Windows-only developers for use in Steam Play?
Ultra yuck. Very ultra yuck.
ysblokje 24 October 2018 at 11:21 am UTC
Samsai
QuotePerhaps one of these will be a good time to check out some cheap games from Windows-only developers for use in Steam Play?
Ultra yuck. Very ultra yuck.

I second that. That's not to say I don't have windows only games (and some keys still laying around that I might try). I just don't buy them just because of steamplay.
buenaventura 24 October 2018 at 11:21 am UTC
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CrossCode
Unavowed
Dicey Dungeons
Streets of Rogue
Ion Maiden
Rimworld
Minit
Renowned Explorers + DLC
The Red Strings Club
BATTLETECH
The Silver Case
CS:GO
Ballistic NG
The Carribean Sail
Sunless Skies
Tyranny DLC (Bastard's Wound)

Those are one's I'm looking for!
liamdawe 24 October 2018 at 11:23 am UTC
ysblokje
Samsai
QuotePerhaps one of these will be a good time to check out some cheap games from Windows-only developers for use in Steam Play?
Ultra yuck. Very ultra yuck.

I second that. That's not to say I don't have windows only games (and some keys still laying around that I might try). I just don't buy them just because of steamplay.
I was waiting for the first person to be against it, this argument has been done many times already though. I think people know my own stance: I will buy games I want to play, but only once they are sufficiently old enough that a port is likely not happening.
fabertawe 24 October 2018 at 11:30 am UTC
Please Sales, give me a chance to play what I've got first, I'm begging you!

Sales will certainly get more interesting as Proton (compatibility) matures and the whitelist gets longer. I will always buy Linux native first but I'm certainly not against buying some very appealing Windows only games(*). Especially as there are quite a lot we'll never get ports for and as they tend to be "old" games, there'll be some good bargains to be had.

Edit: (*) For clarity: played via Proton, I have had no Win partition for many years.


Last edited by fabertawe at 24 October 2018 at 11:46 am UTC
stretch611 24 October 2018 at 11:37 am UTC
If my memory is correct...

The Halloween is not a big steam sale, but the winter sale is just as big as the summer sale.

iirc... The Halloween sale is primarily themed for the season with anything zombie, ghost, or horror related.

Don't get me wrong... Halloween is a significant sale event... just don't get upset if the title you are waiting for doesn't get a discount. I'd expect something like Darkest Dungeon and/or Graveyard Keeper during the sale... (assuming Graveyard Keeper isn't too new) But things like Transport Fever, or Oxygen Not Included to be passed during this sale.

That being said, having the normal publisher weekend sale, or mid-week madness sales will still continue at Steam and may include non-Halloween themed titles. But I would still expect the Autumn(Thanksgiving) sale and Winter(Christmas/New Year) sales to be larger events.

One other thing to remember... when steam has their sales, it is not unlikely for other game stores like Humble or GOG to try and compete with sales of their own.
Arehandoro 24 October 2018 at 11:38 am UTC
I have few games in my wishlist that I wouldn’t mind trying if they are cheap enough during sales to be honest... Even though they might seat there for years lol.
bintsmok 24 October 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
liamdawe
ysblokje
Samsai
QuotePerhaps one of these will be a good time to check out some cheap games from Windows-only developers for use in Steam Play?
Ultra yuck. Very ultra yuck.

I second that. That's not to say I don't have windows only games (and some keys still laying around that I might try). I just don't buy them just because of steamplay.
I will buy games I want to play, but only once they are sufficiently old enough that a port is likely not happening.

There is also the track record. Games from Zenimax Media, CAPCOM, Ninja Theory, and Platinum Games are very unlikely to get Linux versions.


Last edited by bintsmok at 24 October 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
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