Steam Summer Sale 2016 will kick off on June 23, according to leak

According to a leak that popped up online overnight, it appears we all need to get our wallets into shape for this year's Steam Summer Sale once again.


This year’s Steam Summer Sale will commence on June 23, 2016 at 9:45am PT and will last for two weeks, ending on July 4th.

A screenshot of the announcement made its way to Reddit overnight, which appears to be a message directly from Valve to developers in order to seek approvals for its Summer Sale discounts.

Even though it clearly says “this information is confidential” and requests developers to not post event details anywhere, that doesn’t stop the information to leak ahead of time.

Last year’s Steam Summer Sale took place a bit earlier, which started on June 11 and ended on June 20th with its Encore Sale lasting until June 22. Based on the message released to developers, there appears to be no mention of an Encore Sale, although that could certainly change once Valve officially announces this year’s Steam Summer Sale.

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    May 16, 2016 7:33 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Steam Summer Sale 2016 will kick off on June 23, according to leak

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      May 16, 2016 7:45 AM

      Yes!!!! Let the hype begin!!! I'm pumped, let's go.

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      May 16, 2016 7:53 AM

      i'm prepared for disappointment.

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      May 16, 2016 7:54 AM


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        May 16, 2016 8:19 AM

        Same. I usually have everything I want already.

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      May 16, 2016 7:55 AM

      hah i quite literally still have games from 2013-2014 sales that i haven't even launched

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        May 16, 2016 2:57 PM

        I am thinking I could beat that, tomorrow I may do one of those library analyzer sites so everyone can post their shame.

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      May 16, 2016 8:16 AM

      Doom & Homefront discounts perhaps?

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        May 16, 2016 8:17 AM

        You can grab doom for 45 from GMG I believe. No way it goes cheaper than that (if there's any steam discount at all)

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          May 16, 2016 8:34 AM

          $42 right now on G2A

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          May 16, 2016 9:16 AM

          Hmm has anyone run this with a 670? I'm on a 2500k with a 670 and am really in the mood for some shooty shoot

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            May 16, 2016 9:23 AM

            prelim benches on a 770 / 680 show about ~ 45FPS average in 1080p on Ultra. that's pretty good IMO since the 670 is the recommended minimum.

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              May 16, 2016 10:06 AM

              Cool! I might be willing to pay $40-$45 for this game... Plus those 1070s are looking pretty sweet.

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            May 16, 2016 10:23 AM

            I am. I turned off AA and set everything to medium and get a very good frame rate. There is a ton of texture pop-in though.

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        May 16, 2016 9:08 AM

        Dude, you should may full price for DooM. 1. It's totally worth it at $60. 2. Id/Bethesda should be rewarded with fat money hats for making that game.

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        May 16, 2016 12:49 PM

        Lol, not a chance

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      May 16, 2016 8:18 AM

      The sales do not have the same thrill that they once did. Gone are the days of waiting on the edge of my seat to see the daily deals or flash sales.

      Still, I'll probably buy shit I won't play for years.

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        May 16, 2016 9:12 AM

        Yeah I miss the excitement of the limited time deals.

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      May 16, 2016 9:07 AM

      Awesome! I have 20 games on my wish list that are all sitting there waiting for a sale.

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        May 16, 2016 9:13 AM

        Nice, my wishlist is huge. Hopefully can snag some great deals this summer.

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      May 16, 2016 9:25 AM

      I'm currently playing a game I bought in a sale in 2011 so, pretty excited.

      Really though there are a few things I might be looking for.

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      May 16, 2016 9:55 AM

      Good good.

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      May 16, 2016 10:20 AM

      Hoping to finally snag MGSV for $30 or less.

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      May 16, 2016 12:37 PM

      XCOM2, DS3, Tomb Raider would all be great sale pickups. DOOM would be icing.

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        May 16, 2016 10:03 PM

        Can't go wrong with XCOM 2 imo. Had a blast with it. Witcher 3 is sitting on my platter drive, pristine and lovely. I shouldn't buy anything until I work my way through it, but I really want Rocket League and RS Seige.

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      May 16, 2016 12:39 PM

      Battlefield Armada, plz

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      May 16, 2016 1:27 PM

      I'm hoping for GTAV. I had too much backlog the last time it went on sale, but I should have it all cleared up by the end of June.

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      May 16, 2016 1:29 PM

      Mostly eyeing the new tomb raider and xcom 2

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      May 16, 2016 9:55 PM

      Good. I've skipped the last few sales and have quite a list of icons I'd like to own.

      I'd really like some deep discounts on some of the more experimental Vive specific games that I'm too afraid to buy (due to my susceptibility to motion sickness).

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