Valve has announced that some of Sony’s MMOs will now be available on Steam, their platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world (yes, they are that big and probably have in store the biggest collection of video games available for download).
Sony’s games included in Steam’s download catalog are EverQuest and Everquest II, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Pirates of the Burning Sea. Also, in order to mark this special event, Valve is offering Pirates of the Burning Sea, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, EQ Secrets of Faydwer and EQII Rise of Kunark at a special prize for the first 10 days. Also, new accounts for the purchased games will receive 30 days of gameplay.
“We are always looking for additional ways to introduce our great catalog of games to new audiences. It’s hard to think of a larger group of PC gamers interested in multiplayer games than those connecting to Steam,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “We’ve long been a leader in MMOs and this agreement will help bring our exciting content to millions of additional online gamers around the world.”
So, here you are – Sony is a leader when it comes to MMOs, if you didn’t know. Probably Valve should thank them for the games… (just to make sure it’s all clear: yes, I’m being sarcastic)