Steam is reorganizing its annual Lunar New Year sale next year instead of a new spring sale. That means the digital storefront will now have sales for all four seasons, and Valve has also outlined the dates for the next three major sales events.
In a post on Steamworks, Valve outlined the news. "We felt the addition of a Spring Sale" as a popular request from the developer and publisher community. "It will allow us to expand between our four major seasonal sales, and provide additional opportunities throughout the year for developers to execute their discounting calendar."
The first spring sale will take place next year from March 16th to March 23rd. That''s three full sales away. The first up is the autumn sale from November 22nd to 29th, and then the winter sale from December 22nd until January 5th.
The spring sale will apparently work like all of the other seasonal sales, with the takeover of the Steam homepage and directing visitors towards hundreds of discounted games across the platform.
Steam''s Lunar New Year sale was introduced in 2016 as the storefront experienced an influx of developers and players from Asia. However, there was only a few minutes between it and Steam''s winter sale the month before. "We believe customers will be better served by a little more time between the big Steam seasonal sales," Valve said.