Your Steam Library Dies With You

Modern gamers who have fully embraced digital gaming may believe that the titles they’ve purchased will belong to them in perpetuity. But if anyone is hoping to pass on their Steam backlog to their next of kin, it turns out that Valve doesn’t allow the rights to be transferred. In other words, your Steam library dies with you.

Via Ars Technica, a user on ResetEra posted a reply that they received from Steam support regarding their question about passing on their Steam library through a will. “Unfortunately, Steam accounts and games are non-transferable,” replied a representative from Valve. “Steam Support can’t provide someone else with access to the account or merge its contents with another account. I regret to inform you that your Steam account cannot be transferred via a will.”

Some gamers have put a considerable amount of money into their Steam libraries, and it may be disheartening to hear that those games could simply be gone following the death of the Steam account owner. However, the easiest workaround may be to simply pass on the username and login info to potential heirs without informing Steam. The thorny issue of who really owns the digital games would remain, but at least the titles would still be playable.

Continue Reading at GameSpot

About The Author

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Discover more from CREATIVE-INSIGHTS

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

Scroll to Top
Discover the secrets of Ayurvedic medicine Winter Wonders Around the Globe अफझलखान-वध-१०-नोव्हेंबर-१६५९ Pu la Deshpande 𝑩𝑬𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑬 𝑨 𝑮𝒐𝒗𝒕 𝑪𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒅 ✦RPL /YCB✦ 𝒀𝑶𝑮𝑨 𝑻𝑬𝑨𝑪𝑯𝑬𝑹 VASUDEV BALWANT PHADKE Sankashti-Chaturthi Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Achieving Sustainability Aviation Technology