New Steam App Available on iOS and Android
Yesterday, Valve announced and launched Steam applications for both the iOS and Android platforms. The app, “Steam Mobile,” allows users to chat, read gaming news, browse groups and profiles as well as purchase games while on the go. Like many Valve products, the App is launching in limited beta, with only invitees currently able to log in. Snagging the App and attempting to sign in lets Valve know that you’re interested, and select users will then receive an invite should they be chosen.
Gabe Newell, company president and co-founder, stated that the app comes at the request of many fans; it will be Valve’s first step into the mobile space.
“Mobile is changing the way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone,” Newell said.
There has been no news as to whether this could translate as to purchasing iOS/Android games through Steam further down the line but it isn’t a likely move.