Previously, Russian gamers who wanted to make Steam purchases were forced to use “other” payment methods – including WebMoney, ClickandBuy or a number of credit cards – using US Dollars.
Now, with the addition of Rubles – and local pricing – Steam‘s extensive catalogue of games for both PC and Mac have been made even more accessible.
Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve explains:
PC Gaming has always been strong in Russia, and we’re excited to help improve the experience for Steam customers. We’re hoping to make gamers happy over the coming months by improving their access to great games.
It’s not yet known how Valve‘s localised pricing will compare to bricks-and-mortar stores, or the US prices Russians have been paying until now.