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Media: They want to make Russian Steam out of VK Play


The Russian company VK is negotiating with a number of studios on the exclusive release of their games on the platform VK Play in Russia and the CIS.

The newspaper reportsVedomosti” with reference to a source close to VK. The source also confirmed the information in one of the Russian IT companies.

It is noted that VK expects to make a Russian analogue of VK Play Steam and Epic Games Store. Up to $10 million could be invested in this strategy, according to sources.


It is also indicated that the games of the Moscow Owlcat Games (Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous), however, in the comment for “KommersantThe studio has denied this, saying it does not have such negotiations. and strives to ensure that its games are available across platforms, meet the expectations of the audience and “take into account the interests of partners, licensees and rights holders.”

At the moment, VK already has an agreement with some Russian gaming companies, including Ready Games and Mundfish. The latter is preparing to release a shooter Atomic Heartwhich will become VK Play exclusive in Russia and a number of CIS countries.

The VK Play platform was launched in April 2022. It presents a catalog of games, cloud gaming, streams, tournaments and more.


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