Valve Will Review Sexual Games Before Deciding on Censorship

Valve’s purging of sex-based video games on Steam is being put on hold for now. The company has made another reversal and told creators to “disregard previous notice” about a 2-week deadline to censor adult content or risk having their games removed.

MangaGamer, Sekai Project, HuniePot, Neko Works, Lupiesoft, WinterWolves Games, and Dharker Studios were some of the most notable developers and publishers that received surprise notices from Valve.


Valve has walked back the 2-week deadline and will re-reviewing the games to see if they violate their new guidelines on sexual content. After their review, they’ll update the game creators with a list of what needs to be censored. From there, the creators can choose to update their games or have it pulled from Steam.

This is the latest wrinkle in Valve’s shifting view of sexual games. In 2017, Valve began removing sexually explicit games from Steam. “Steam Versions” of erotic games with censorship could be sold, but creators were forbidden from linking to and talking about patches that would allow players to uncensor the game.

Aaron Magulick
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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