While not fairly as dependable a supply as PayPal (who had leaked particulars on the wallet-devouring occasion in years previous), the ever-unofficial Steam Database reckon that the 2019 Steam Summer Sale begins on Tuesday, June 25th. Kicking off at 10am PST/6pm BST on the day, it’ll run two weeks, and flood anybody who has a Steam wishlist with mail notifications. Steam Database have been constantly dependable, and cite Chinese Steam fan-site SteamCN as their major reference, which they’ve confirmed with “multiple sources”, which I’d hazard a guess at which means nameless builders.
This is only a rumoured date, however Steam Database is often very correct on info like this. While the Steam summer time and winter gross sales are huge occasions and often supply the widest vary of reductions, it’s nonetheless value procuring round a little bit as soon as the sale begins. Other shops like Humble and GOG usually run their very own gross sales and undercut on a number of key gadgets. Not that the summer time sale seems like such a giant deal when smaller occasions run all yr spherical. We’re solely simply previous Steam’s Golden Week sale, which supplied the perfect offers but on loads of visible novels and Japanese video games.
🕶 Steam Summer Sale 2019 date leaked as per custom, it would start on June 25, 2019 at 10AM PST and can final for 2 weeks.
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 15, 2019
I’ve obtained my fingers crossed that Valve skip on the awkward browser-based mini-games this time spherical. You’d assume that being an skilled video games studio, they’d be capable of do higher than the totally naff Steam Saliens final yr, however apparently not. For their most up-to-date winter sale, they eschewed awkward interactivity for a each day creation calendar that spat out buying and selling playing cards and minor bonuses. Not very attention-grabbing, granted, however higher uninteresting and useful than damaged. Still, at the least we all know when the storm begins. Seal your pockets away in a darkish pit earlier than June 25th.