This year's Steam Summer sale is now live. It will take place from 9:45am PST (10:15pm IST) on June 23 to 10am PST (10:30pm IST) on July 4.
If you missed the past few sales, gone are the flash sales of yore. Rather there's one single discount for each game for the duration of the sale.
This time around there are some worthy discounts. For starters, open-world crime game GTA 5 is available at a 40 percent discount for Rs. 1,762 instead of the usual Rs. 2,937. The stellar Doom is now Rs. 1,799, a steep drop from the regular Rs. 2,999 price. Fallout 4 is discounted by half, now at Rs. 2,149 rather than Rs. 4,299.
Meanwhile Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is now Rs. 1,999 as is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Both have forsaken the standard Rs. 3,999 price for the duration of the sale. Sadly there's no discount for pre-ordering Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare though.
It's interesting to note though that the date for this year's Summer Sale was leaked almost a month ago by Redditor MrFreemanBBQ who did the same for last year's Summer Sale as well.
Hopefully this year's sale will be less dramatic than last year's Winter Sale that saw the the service being offline for awhile. Reason being, there was a security flaw that exposed the personal information of its users. There was a much delayed statement citing this as a 'caching issue' and this was followed up by a post on Valve's site detailing the outage and breach of personal information along with an apology. Valve finally sent an apology to its customers in March.