Recently, DOTA2 and CS:GO national service have issued announcements one after another, saying that the steam platform (Steam national service) will start testing on February 9. At that time, the national server players of the two games will need to use the steam platform to log in, but the data can be inherited, and you can also choose to refund.
The steam platform was jointly launched by Perfect World and Valve, and is expected to go online in the first quarter of this year. In previous offline events, the starting lineup of 11 domestic games and 4 overseas games was displayed.
According to the official announcements of CS:GO and DOTA2, users will not be able to use the original login device to enter the game after the steam platform is launched. However, you can use your existing account to log in to the steam platform, complete the real-name registration and transfer the virtual property to the new platform.
In theory, the new platform will not change the gaming experience other than login, and users can also choose to perform refund operations on the connection provided on the official website. Moreover, the new platform should provide domestic high-speed servers, and the download speed of stores and games will be further accelerated, but the speed and lineup of games will definitely be much different.
In addition, there is no evidence that the steam platform will have an impact on Steam in the country, and there may be a long-term coexistence of dual platforms in the future.