It seems that PayPal UK has leaked the official start date for the Steam Summer Sale. It is quite strange why a company so big would leak the date of this important sale, but it has confirmed it via its official Twitter account, when it said that the Steam Summer Sale will start on June 23, 2016.
We remind you that a Reddit user named MrFreemanBBQ has also leaked this exact date, when he exposed a letter that was marked as “confidential”, which revealed that the Steam Summer Sale will run from June 23, 2016 to July 4, 2016.
As expected, Valve didn’t make an official announcement regarding these leaks, but they are pretty solid and we are sure that the Steam Summer Sale will start at the date we’ve mentioned above.
We remind you that Valve has removed the “Flash Sales” last year. This was a limited time sale on a game that has lasted 30 minutes up to 1 hour (or in some rare cases up 6 up to 6 hours). There are reports which say that Valve is adopting the refund policy this year and this is the reason why it gave up on the “Flash Sales”.
In other words, if gamers would see a game that they’ve recently purchased is in the “Flash Sale”, they would just refund the game and then purchase it during the “Flash Sale” for a way lower price.
It is good to know that Valve had to bring refunds to Steam after losing a lawsuit against the ACCC, an Australian consumer protection organization. Back then, they argued that Valve needs to bring refunds to Steam for the people who purchase digital games.
Soon enough, many gamers have purchased Batman: Arkham Knight, which was quite broken on PC when it was released. Many gamers could not play the game at all and this made Warner Bros. to offer refund to gamers from June until winter. Since then, Warner Bros. has decided to not release tits new Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat and Batman games on PC.
Do you think that Steam Summer Sale will start on June 23, 2016? What games do you want to see at a huge discount during this event?