For those of you looking to pick up games at a bargain price, it’s time to get your wallet ready. According to a report from the Steamworks developer group, the Steam Autumn sale will run from November 25th 10am PT to December 1st 10am PT. For the Winter/Holiday sale, the leaked duration is from December 22nd at 10am PT all the way till January 4th at 10am PT. The biggest change from past sales, however, will be the absence of the Flash and Daily sales.
In past Steam sales, games usually went on sale at an okay rate for the duration of the event. If you wanted a great deal like 50% or even more off, you would have to check in every day for the Daily deals. If you wanted an even steeper discount, there were multiple Flash sales which only lasted a few hours, meaning customers had to check in multiple times a day.
With the loss of the Daily and Flash deals, one discount price will last for the entire sale. This means customers will not have to check in all the time and see if their wishlist games got any cheaper that day. On the other hand, it does mean that even for those willing to put in the effort to check, there won’t be any extra steep discounts to be had. It will be interesting to see if Valve ends up going with this leaked plan and how it all turns out at the end.