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The next three major Steam sale dates have been leaked

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Valve never do manage to keep sale dates hidden for long, but for the dates of the three next major sales to slip is a bit embarrassing. Not really much they can do about it though, unless they want to hide the dates from developers for longer, or restrict who is able to actually see them.

Here's the dates:

  • Steam Halloween Sale: October 26th 2017 - November 1st 2017
  • Steam Autumn Sale: November 22nd 2017 - November 28th 2017
  • Steam Winter Sale: December 21st 2017 - January 4th 2018

Each sale will apparently start around 6PM UK time and end around the same time on each date, so keep that in mind.

Looks like Observer from Aspyr Media and Bloober Team, will make it just in time for the Halloween sale! I'm very excited for that one.

What are you planning on picking up over the next few sales?

Source, Kotaku.

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Comandante Ñoñardo 21 October 2017 at 4:55 pm UTC
KelsI've been seeing discussion about this, wondering just what the devs who leaked are getting out of this. Seeing as sales are traditionally depressed right before a sale people know the date of, this just hurts their full-price income. It's not exactly a benefit, and in fact I don't really see anything positive for the leakers.

How many persons with a healthy mind pay full price for a game?

I think the TRUE price of a game is the one that the game has on sale...
Take a look at Shadow of Mordor Bundle AKA Shadow of Mordor GOTY... How many months the game has been "on sale" for just 5 U$D?

But, sadly, big publishers raise the base price before joining the steam sales.


Last edited by Comandante Ñoñardo at 21 October 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
Mountain Man 21 October 2017 at 5:20 pm UTC
I wonder if Valve intentionally "leaks" this information to build up hype.
Kels 21 October 2017 at 7:38 pm UTC
Comandante Ñoñardo
KelsI've been seeing discussion about this, wondering just what the devs who leaked are getting out of this. Seeing as sales are traditionally depressed right before a sale people know the date of, this just hurts their full-price income. It's not exactly a benefit, and in fact I don't really see anything positive for the leakers.

How many persons with a healthy mind pay full price for a game?

I think the TRUE price of a game is the one that the game has on sale...
Take a look at Shadow of Mordor Bundle AKA Shadow of Mordor GOTY... How many months the game has been "on sale" for just 5 U$D?

But, sadly, big publishers raise the base price before joining the steam sales.

That answers a grand total of nothing. Markup exists, I get that. But why would a publisher leak something that, for the period preceding the sale, makes them fewer sales at full price? How does any of this benefit the developers who made the leak?
Hori 23 October 2017 at 11:02 am UTC
The legends have foretold the alignment of the Steam Sales but no one took notice.
This will be remembered in history as "The Great Steam Sales of 2017".
cRaZy-bisCuiT 25 October 2017 at 7:06 am UTC
HoriThe legends have foretold the alignment of the Steam Sales but no one took notice.
This will be remembered in history as "The Great Steam Sales of 2017".
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14 26 October 2017 at 2:30 am UTC
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I kinda wish there was just one annual Steam sale. Man, when that first one landed years ago during a winter that I was trapped in another State due to a snow storm, it was amazing! I was so pumped! I spent over $100 on that sale. But now, there have been so many sales that I have a pile of games I've never played. I'm not very excited to get new games, even if they're brand new, because I don't know when I'd even play them. I'm just now playing through The Witcher 3 for the first time since buying it on Black Friday last year.
Kels 26 October 2017 at 3:30 am UTC
14I kinda wish there was just one annual Steam sale. Man, when that first one landed years ago during a winter that I was trapped in another State due to a snow storm, it was amazing! I was so pumped! I spent over $100 on that sale. But now, there have been so many sales that I have a pile of games I've never played. I'm not very excited to get new games, even if they're brand new, because I don't know when I'd even play them. I'm just now playing through The Witcher 3 for the first time since buying it on Black Friday last year.

I know what you mean. It used to be an event, something to get excited about. But now it's like eh, there's gonna be another one in a couple of months anyway (or what, three before the end of the year?) so what's the big deal? Plus the fact that I have a lot less money for games these days, so I'm less likely to buy something on the spur of the moment anyway.
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