A select bunch of developers is currently in frosty Seattle for the first ever Steam Dev Days conference, hosted by Valve. While it’s an industry-only event with no media allowed, a few tidbits have been shared, like the fact that Steam will soon accept more currencies from around the world.
At the moment, Steam prices its games in United States Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Russian Rubles (RUB), Brazilian Reais (BRL) and Euros (EUR), changing based on your location.
Armin Ibrisagic, from Coffee Stain Studios (currently working on Sanctum 2), posted a picture from the conference, suggesting that 12 new currencies will be added in 2014 – mostly from Asian territories.
The list includes: Australian Dollars, Thailand Baht, Canadian Dollars, South Korean Won, Mexican Pesos, New Zealand Dollars, Philippines Peso, Malaysia Ringgit, Indonesia Rupiah, Singapore Dollar, Ukraine Hryvna and the long-anticipated Japanese Yen.
At this stage, it’s unknown whether these new currencies will also come with a new pricing structure – we are waiting on an official word from Valve.