Valve appears to be working on a “Steam Cloud Gaming” service

Valve appears to be working on a “Steam Cloud Gaming” service

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Valve seems to be planning to follow the likes of Microsoft and Google into the realm of cloud gaming, if JavaScript code buried on the company’s Steamworks Partner site is any indication.

Yesterday, Steam Database noticed an update to the JavaScript file that manages the online form for new partners signing the Steam Distribution Agreement. That update makes repeated reference to a “Steam Cloud Gaming Addendum” that needs to be signed before continuing.

The JavaScript code places the “Steam Cloud Gaming Addendum” on the same level as similar legal agreements for existing Steam programs governing Steam PC Cafes and Steam Wallet Code Resellers. Spot checks by Steam developers who spoke to Ars Technica didn’t show any new cloud gaming-related language in the Distribution Agreement text itself, but the JavaScript code does make reference to an InviteID, suggesting Valve might be actively inviting select developers to prepare for the feature at the moment.

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Source: Ars Technica – Valve appears to be working on a “Steam Cloud Gaming” service

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