Steam to add productivity, creative software in September

Valve has never been afraid to push the envelope to improve Steam, especially with such offerings as Greenlight and the Workshop. Now, the company has announced that Steam will expand beyond games into the area of software.

"The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," said Mark Richardson at Valve in a release. "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."

There are no details on which software titles will be available when the new section launches on September 5, other than the offerings will be in the areas of creativity and productivity. More titles will be added after launch, and Valve is encouraging developers to use Greenlight to submit their products for consideration.