The Summer Edition of Steam Game Festival has been rescheduled to June 16. It is not the same case as the Steam summer sale, known for promoting game sales by offering thousands of discounts across the digital marketplace.
Rather, it’s a new event which provides short gaming experiences of games that have not yet been launched, like demo versions.
In December, the first Steam Game Festival coincided with The Game Award and featured a variety of indie games such as Skatebird, CARRION and Going Out.
Valve did not expressly explain why this change has been made. Dotesports.com reports that the most likely cause is the continued protests brought on by the murder of George Floyd.
Similar measures have been taken by other companies, such as Sony, Activision and Electronic Arts, to postpone content publications and other events to advance protests against systemic racism and police brutalities.
The Steam Game Festival will now run from June 16 to 22, with a full list of participating developers and games to be announced soon.