Forget the sun, the beer, and the World Cup; the Steam Summer Sale date has been revealed.
Yes, according to leaks online, we will be handing our life savings over to Valve as soon as June 21st!
We usually get three big sales per year on Steam; with the Summer and Christmas sales typically offering the most value for money.
Source of the Leaks
Steam Summer Sale starts on June 21st.
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 8, 2018
The initial leak was provided by a third-party Steam database site, called SteamDB. In a tweet, the site claimed that the sale would begin June 21st.
Another leak posted on the Steam Subreddit shared a screenshot. The post claimed it will commence at 6pm, and runs until July 5th, 7pm.
These dates would give us a whopping 15 days of sales. This differs from the 2017 sale, which lasted from the 22nd until July 5th. Has our overlord Gabe Newell blessed us with more days to fill his pockets?
While these leaks remain unconfirmed, Valve does inform developers to avoid clashing sales. With so many devs around, it seems likely that details like the date will be leaked early.
What are we buying?
With all this being said, I think we can assume we will see discounts on the likes of Skyrim, The Witcher 3, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and more than likely Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
While a lot of these games have been a staple of pretty much every Steam Sale over the past few years, they are always worthwhile if you haven’t played them; especially since they usually include the game of the year editions.
Whether this really is the Steam Summer Sale date or not, it will certainly be coming sooner rather than later.