Dragnet Mar 20 @ 2:19pm
Far, far too many "Early access" and "Pre-purchase" in highlights
I'm sure I'm not the only one getting more than a little annoyed at how the *majority* of games in the side-scrolling featured / highlighted games section - when you first open the store, are pre-purchase or early access: At least give us a switch to turn these on/off.

I like popping into the Steam Store to see what's new and what's in the featured scroll; The occasional early access or pre-purchase: Fine. When it is far more than 50% of the games (today it's close to 80% of the games being displayed) - That's worse than useless: Your "featurring" games that aren't even complete (or, in some cased, not even built)

I'm not against either: I have four early access games right now - I get their importance: But come on, let's get back to highlighting games that can be played as soon as the download is complete.

Old man rant over :)
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Satoru Mar 20 @ 2:25pm 
As this is the season if "jack will be released until October" yes there will be many new releases from Indies, and since Indies tend to take advantage of Early Access more than AAA you will see more of them.
Dragnet Mar 20 @ 5:18pm 
I'd just like the ability to turn them on or off, especially in that sliding window at the top of the Steam store: 20% early access, I think that's fine: 80%: That's far too much to make it worth thinking it's worth browsing through the rest of the titles.
Fork_Q2 Mar 20 @ 5:31pm 
Far, far too many posts about "Early access" and "pre-purchase" in forums....
Dragnet Mar 20 @ 5:57pm 
...Then perhaps that suggests that far, far too many Steam users would like something done about it :)
Fork_Q2 Mar 20 @ 6:00pm 
It's good to be exposed to stuff you don't normally buy, and let's be honest - you and others complaining about Early Access exaggerate greatly.
Scutterman Mar 20 @ 6:02pm 
Originally posted by Dragnet:
...Then perhaps that suggests that far, far too many Steam users would like something done about it :)
It's better to comment on existing threads than to make a new thread because it gets more visibility that way.
Dragnet Mar 20 @ 10:54pm 
Originally posted by Scutterman:
Originally posted by Dragnet:
...Then perhaps that suggests that far, far too many Steam users would like something done about it :)
It's better to comment on existing threads than to make a new thread because it gets more visibility that way.
Just checking now, there at 17 games in the highlights: 9 of them, or 53%, are early-access/pre-purchase. That's hardly exagguration :)

Fork_Q2 Mar 21 @ 1:37am 
Originally posted by Dragnet:
Originally posted by Scutterman:
It's better to comment on existing threads than to make a new thread because it gets more visibility that way.
Just checking now, there at 17 games in the highlights: 9 of them, or 53%, are early-access/pre-purchase. That's hardly exagguration :)

That's just the featured, I just had a quick look at the the rest of the current page: all of the "New Release" is a full downloadable game, you have the option to turn off DLC. Only 12 of "Top Sellers" is an Early Access and just 1 from the "Specials".

The amount of Early Access and Pre-ordered is easily dwarfed by available games on Steam's front page.
Tito Shivan Mar 21 @ 2:51am 
Please, use the search function for all the existing discussions on the subject.
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