Steam will be ditching daily deals and flash sales during their autumn and holiday sales, according to a recent Steamworks Developer Group message. In the past, both events offered larger discounts than usual for short periods during sales but were not announced in advance, forcing users to search for games offering such deals before the deals expire.
“In past sale events, we’ve asked for two discounts — a duration discount that runs for the length of the sale, and a feature discount that runs in the event that a game is featured on the front page. This year, to optimize the sale for customers and to allow us to feature and recommend your products in more ways to more customers, we’re asking for just one discount, to run the length of the sale.
“We’ll still be highlighting top games on the front page for 24-48 hour spans, but those products will stay at their most competitive discount, before and after being featured. It’s not a major change, but it does make the sale a lot more valuable for customers, and it allows us to build sale tools that highlight and recommend products all sale long, instead of just during front page features.” —
According to EuroGamer, the 2015 Autumn Steam Sale will run from November 25th at 6PM GMT until December 1st at 6PM GMT.
Source: PC Gamer