Today Steam creator Valve and Lionsgate have announced a new partnership that’ll license the film studio’s movies onto the videogame platform. The new collaboration will see over 100 films available at launch including movies from the company’s blockbuster Hunger Games, Twilight, Saw and Divergent franchises, as Lionsgate looks to diversify its distribution.
“We’re delighted to partner with Steam, a leader in the digital entertainment and gaming space, as part of our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of innovation in delivering content to online audiences around the world,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “With over 125 million users, Steam represents a unique, exciting and disruptive opportunity to expand our global distribution business.”
“Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force with a deep pipeline of blockbuster franchises and commercially exciting, star-driven event films, making them important content suppliers for our platform,” said Valve head of marketing Doug Lombardi. “Their films are engaging audiences and fostering rich communities around the world, reflecting the kind of high-quality entertainment that we expect to drive the continued expansion of our content offering.”
Steam customers will able to view the movies on all Steam-supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, SteamOS, and via virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with SteamVR.
This isn’t the first time Lionsgate has announced a similar partnership. Back in September 2015 at the Oculus Connect 2 event Max Cohen, Head of Oculus Mobile, revealed that Oculus VR has collaborated with Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox to bring content to the Gear VR headset.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest movie content compatible with VR devices, reporting back with any new updates.