Strategy First announces Steam deal
S.C.S – Dangerous Waters is the only title confirmed for distribution, but many more are expected to make the jump as well.
“Strategy First is the first entertainment software publisher to move forward with Valve’s Steam, which connects nearly 6 million gamers worldwide.
S.C.S – Dangerous Waters, a groundbreaking naval simulation game due for arrival in December 2005, will be the first Strategy First title made available to millions of Steam gamers.
Emanuel Wall, Product Manager at Strategy First said, ‘Throughout the years, Strategy First has delivered great games from many developers while navigating the evolution of genres, technology, and distribution mechanisms — whether it’s moving from 2D to 3D, or from floppy to Steam.’
Future announcements outlining this multi-title deal will be announced in the weeks to come.”
Strategy First’s titles include Cossacks, Sudden Strike and Galactic Civilizations, but save for Dangerous Waters it is unknown exactly how many games and which developers will become available on Steam. However, given SF’s extensive back catalogue and Steam’s exclusivity contract it is not unreasonable to presume that the number to be large, quite possibly dwarfing the existing selection of titles.
A full list of Strategy First’s publications, which include Introversion’s Uplink: Hacker Elite, can be found on their website.