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The latest Steam Next Fest is now live and it features hundreds of game demos
The event is running until February 13
Valve has kicked off the latest edition of Steam Next Fest.
The week-long digital event, which includes access to hundreds of PC game demos, is running until February 13 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT.
In addition to game demos, Steam Next Fest will include a series of developer livestreams and give players the opportunity to chat with developers about their games in progress.
Steam Next Fest - February 2023 Edition - Event Trailer
Steam Next Fest was previously known as the Steam Game Festival, which originally premiered as a spin-off to The Game Awards in December 2019.
Valve has confirmed that its usual Lunar New Year Sale won’t take place in 2023 and will instead be replaced by a Spring Sale, to make more of a gap after its Winter Sale (which ended on January 5).
Lunar New Year occurs on January 22 this year. Valve said it introduced Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale in 2016 following an influx of developers and customers from territories like Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and South Korea.
“However, over the years we’ve received feedback that Lunar New Year was often much too close to the December holiday sale period,” it explained.
“We think many publishers will still opt to discount games around the Lunar New Year holiday, using the custom discount tools. But we suspect customers will be better served by a little bit more time between the big Steam-wide seasonal sales.”
Steam enjoyed a record-breaking weekend in early January, exceeding 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time, while also surpassing 33 million concurrent online users.