Valve monopoly is killing PC market

Steam’s grip on the PC download sector has made the market far too competitive to bother with, rivals warn.

MCV understands that at least two big-name digital retailers are facing financial difficulties as they struggle to compete.

They are now calling on publishers to develop Steam-free SKUs – as Sports Interactive did with Football Manager 2011 – so that they can maintain their audience.

Publishers don’t give a shit, they don’t care what happens to the customer. Which is the crucial point, because Steam do,” commented the director at a fledgling Steam rival.

I’ve fought hard for my customer, and never before have I had to give my customers away. Steam is killing the PC market and it is no wonder digital retailers are failing.

Steam is locking down the market.”

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