Which is why it should be good news to all you music fans out there that Steam is making some pretty radical changes to how its going to start selling soundtracks from here on out: namely, theyre going to offer a soundtrack app that can be purchased all by its lonesome on Steam.
Herere the big differences:
- customers can now purchase soundtracks without purchasing the base game.
- customers can now download soundtracks without downloading the base game.
- customers can browse and manage their owned and downloaded soundtracks directly from the new Steam library.
- customers can configure a Steam "music" directory where all soundtrack content will be placed, rather than having to locate it in subdirectories of game content.
- developers can upload and manage soundtrack content entirely through the partner site, without using steamcmd.
- developers can sell soundtracks where the base game itself is not available for sale on Steam.
They're also including a way to convert your current DLC soundtracks to the new system, which will allow you to access them easier, and even play them on the Steam client.
This might not be the most earth-shattering thing to hit Steam, but I, for one, am pretty excited to see it.