Steam China coming? V Society quietly launches alpha version

V seems to be getting closer to launching a Chinese version of Steam. Steam China has been in development since 2018 and is said to be a lock zone and a local client on trial. According tomedia Win.gg, the recent Steam update includes an alpha version of Steam China, showing some differences between the Chinese and international Versions of Steam clients.

Steam China coming? V Society quietly launches alpha version

The first and most obvious difference is that Steam China clients, playing any game, before entering the game will have a warm reminder of up to 5 seconds.

Steam China coming? V Society quietly launches alpha version

Second, Steam’s user profile picture is changed to question mark id by default, and the user’s name is changed to the default Steam ID, which is the series of numbers.

Steam China coming? V Society quietly launches alpha version

Another important difference is that it limits the game duration of some users.

Steam China coming? V Society quietly launches alpha version

Media Win.gg tried to launch CS:GO and DOTA2, but failed because the time was not within the specified duration of play. In fact, this should refer to, the national service client has for minors anti-addiction system. However,media found that with the exception of DOTA2 and CS:GO, no other game has such a hint. Media speculate that this may be because DOTA2 and CS:GO have been localized and both represented by The Perfect World.