Steam Next Festival 2022: Start times have been confirmed by Valve, and the upcoming event is expected to focus on demos rather than sales and discounts.
Today’s Steam Next Fest event is unique in the PC calendar because it offers something more than just discounts.
Instead of destroying wallets and providing an endless supply of titles to end up in your digital library, Steam Next Fest will allow you to play hundreds of demos at no extra cost.
You won’t be able to keep any of the experiences you downloaded this week, but there will be plenty to see for anyone interested in PC gaming.
When does Steam Next Fest start on PC?
Valve has confirmed that the start time for Steam Next Fest 2022 has been set for Monday, February 21 at 6PM GMT. For PC players in North America, that means going to the digital store on the same day around 10 a.m. PDT. This year’s event will last for seven days and will include access to several upcoming titles.
Valve says there will be hundreds of demos to play in the coming week, and as of past events, you’ll have more content available than you want in time to play. There will be more than just demos, with exclusive developer-led Steam live streams and Q&As.
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When is the next Steam sale?
The next Steam sale isn’t expected during Next Fest, but soon after. According to the schedule shared by Valve, the next Steam sale will take place on February 28, and it will be something of a celebration of the multiplayer game. Discounts on cooperative games are expected during the event, and there will be increased access for local multiplayer games during the Steam event.
JRPG is also going to be sold next month from March 14-21. The Steam Summer Sale will be the next major event on the digital storefront, launching in late June 2022.
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