Valve and Lionsgate have announced a partnership to distribute the latter’s movies on Steam. Given Steam’s massive user base (more than 120 million people) and the growing trend towards on-demand entertainment, this certainly seems like a sound idea.
The partnership has kicked off with 100 movies, including the Kill Bill, Saw and Hunger Games franchises. While the titles aren’t listed on the South African Steam store yet, it’s promised that the offerings will expand worldwide.
According to Kotaku, prices for a 48-hour rental range from $4 to $7 (R58 to R102). At that price, the service seems slightly too expensive for the moment, and hopefully it makes up for this in the future with discounts or by expanding the range of films. Still, this is a big step that’ll bring Valve and Steam into the broader home entertainment market, and it’ll be interesting to see how the service expands.