Mad Max launches on Steam along with unexpected arrival of Hollywood movies

By GamingNexus On 1 Sep, 2015 At 12:00 AM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

While indie movies on Steam have been around for awhile, things now have changed quite dramatically with the introduction of Hollywood movies alongside the launch of the Mad Max game. Visiting the Steam section for streaming videos has four pages with the majority being indie content with the latest additions now including:

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

The latest film the series is priced at $19.99 while the earlier movies are $14.99. Upon examining my Steam library under the Movies section I discovered a Mad Max System Test that downloads a 30 MB “Mad Max System Test Player,” which at the moment just plays a trailer for Fury Road. Further examination of the Steam pages for the movies explain that they’re streaming only with further details provided on a support page.

While simply just guesses at this point, all of this strongly hints at big changes in store for Steam in regards to a movie store to possibly compete with iTunes and other retailers like Amazon. While Steam is known for digital games at the moment, it looks as it just might become a one stop digital shop for movies as well.

Stay tuned for continued developments on Steam and the addition of movies.


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