The antitrust lawsuit against Valve is back

The antitrust lawsuit between Valve and Wolfire Games is back on track. The lawsuit was filed in November 2021 for not meeting the required standards, but without prejudice, meaning Wolfire had 30 days to amend the complaint and file it again. Somewhat unexpectedly, that’s what happened, and a judge has now ruled that the case can go ahead.

The original lawsuit alleged that Valve uses its dominance of the PC gaming market through Steam to suppress competition, while extracting “an unusually high cut of nearly all sales that pass through its store”. This keeps game prices artificially high, according to Wolfire, indie developer of games like Lugaru and Overgrowth and creator of the Humble Bundle.

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