Valve Archive

GDC 2002

⬅ Return

  Steam was first officially revealed on March 22nd, 2002 at GDC. Gabe Newell was the presenter, and several games were shown off as running through Steam.

Snippet of Gabe's presentation:
  "With an average of 3.4 billion player minutes per month, Valve's entertainment properties are larger than Friends, the #1 TV show. With the rapid proliferation of broadband connectivity throughout the world, and as gaming and all software developers continue to extend their products' functionality via the Internet, it became very apparent that a platform for delivering new services and offerings was needed."