Valve has confirmed the rumors that it will be expanding its Steam service beyond gaming. The company has revealed that the first set of new software titles will be released on Steam on September 5. More software will be rolled out on a regular basis.
"The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," said Mark Richardson at Valve. "They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."
While Valve did not go into details about the specific software, the company did say that titles will range from creativity to productivity. Valve has also stated that many titles will be using many Steam features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, as well as the ability to save your work on the Steam Cloud.