Steam Now Allows Developers to Ban Disruptive Players; Developers Still Have to Go Through Valve

Posted May 4, 2015
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Valve has made an announcement detailing that developers can use their own systems for banning disruptive players from their games on Steam.

“Game developers inform Valve when a disruptive player has been detected in their game, and Valve applies the game ban to the account. The game developer is solely responsible for the decision to apply a game ban. Valve only enforces the game ban as instructed by the game developer.”

Developers can ban players for various reasons but they still need to go through Valve.

Developers can ban players for their own reasons but Valve’s approval is still needed. Players that get banned by mistake, we’ll be able to contact the developer to resolve the issue. Valve on the other hand can revoke a developer’s access to player banning if there is a case of abuse. Valve will also scout out developers before approving them for the Ban system.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that Valve’s decision to enable developers make their own banning decisions is appropriate? Please share in the comments below.

 

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