The Steam Winter Sale 2016 will be here in just over a week’s time, meaning gamers have a little bit of time to get their wallets ready for Steam’s massive Christmas promo.To make sure that you get the best deals, here’s a quick guide on what the Steam Winter Sale 2016 is, and how you can land some of the year’s best games for a fraction of the cost.
WHEN IS THE STEAM WINTER SALE 2016?
Valve doesn’t normally make a habit of confirming the timings of its Steam Sales in advance, but the date of this year’s Steam Winter Sale appears to have leaked.According to a posting on NeoGAF – which Eurogamer claims to have independently verified – the Steam Winter Sale 2016 will kick-off this year on 22 December and run through until 2 January.Recently, Valve has broken with previous form and ditched the Amazon-style Flash Deals during its Steam Sales, so we’re fairly confident in predicting that the price drops you see on 22 December are as good as you’ll see the rest of the year and into 2017.
That’s no bad thing, though, as along with the Steam Summer Sale, the Winter Sale is generally regarded as one of the two big ones, with the Autumn Sale usually coming in third.In 2015, the Steam Winter Sale also got under way on 22 December, and ran for a similar period, so this leak looks pretty good to us.
WHAT DEALS CAN I EXPECT?
So far, Steam hasn’t released any information on what sort of savings you’ll be able to make during their ten-day sale, but looking back on their Autumn Sale can give you some idea of the price drops that may be available.
Below are a list of some of the games that were included in their Autumn sale, and their discounted prices.Hitman Intro Pack (Prologue and Episode 1): £6 (50% off)Sid Meier’s Civilization 6: £42 (10% off)
Inside: £12 (25% off)Icey: £8 (10% off)Quantum Break: £24 (25% off)Tom Clancy’s The Division: £10.50 (50% off)Stardew Valley: £8 (33% off)Dark Souls 3: £30 (35% off)Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: £32 (33% off)The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim: £5 (67% off)I Am Setsuna: £21 (33% off)
Stay glued to this page, and once the sale starts on 22 December, we’ll have a full roundup of the best deals on the site.
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