Valve and Lionsgate Entertainment have entered a partnership that will bring Lionsgate’s feature films to Valve’s Steam digital distribution service. There are over 100 titles available now, and more films will be added over time.
Valve’s Steam service is almost ubiquitous in the PC gaming space. Steam has been around for more than a decade, and it has a user base of well over 100 million users. It’s been the premier digital distribution service for PC games for the better part of its existence, but in recent years, Valve has been expanding Steam’s reach into other markets, such as application sales and digital film rentals. The newly announced partnership with Lionsgate should help grow the film rental side of Valve’s business.
Lionsgate released over 100 of its movie titles onto Steam, with entries from some of its biggest franchises: The Hunger Games, Twilight, Saw and Divergent are included in the initial release. The company also said that it will be adding additional content “as the partnership continues to expand worldwide.”
Valve said that movies rentals are available on all Steam-supported platforms. Steam is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and of course SteamOS. If you own a VR HMD, you can also watch movies on a virtual big screen in SteamVR -- not in VR, mind you.
Lionsgate films are available now through Steam. Rentals last 48 hours, and most of the movies are priced at $3.99. For the full list of Lionsgate’s Steam catalog, visit the company’s Steam sale page.