The digital Steam shop has become more informative but only
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The digital Steam shop has become more informative, but only in EU countries

Valve’s digital Steam store is traditionally not very informative when it comes to price history. For years, users have circumvented this lack of services using third-party methods, but now some of them have official alternatives.

    Image source: Business Insider

Image source: Business Insider

How noticed Administrators of the SteamDB portal in the European Union now display not only the current price on the Steam games and applications page, but also the minimum value from the last 30 days.

The change was the result of the Omnibus Directive, which aims to strengthen consumer protection in the European Union. Not all members of the association have adopted the policy yet, but sooner or later this will happen.

    Image source: SteamDB

Image source: SteamDB

Whether this feature will appear outside the European Union is unclear, but a variety of third-party browser extensions (e.g. from the SteamDB team) successfully cope with the task of displaying the minimum prices for goods on Steam.

Information about the previous minimum price of the goods will be useful to users, for example, when starting the next promotion: from July 13 to July 29, Steam traditionally holds a large-scale summer sale.

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