Fall Steam Next Fest Start Date Announced

Published: July 20, 2021 1:40 PM /


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The Fall Steam Next Fest state date has been decided and it's not too far away — you'll be able to check out the next Steam Next Fest in less than three months.

The Steam Next Fest is the new name for the Steam Game Festival; Valve changed the name of these events a few months ago. We then had the very first Steam Next Fest back in late June 2021. With the announcement of the Fall Steam Next Fest, it looks like Valve is sticking with this new name for now.


If you've never experienced it for yourself, the Steam Next Fest gives gamers the opportunity to check out hundreds of different game demos. Critically, this event also enforces an ironclad rule: all games showing off demos during this event must be launching on Steam within the next six months.

Some pretty great games have had a showing at past events. Now, Valve has instructed developers to make their submissions for the next big event. The same conditions apply, too — all games have to be tagged as "Coming Soon" on Steam and have to release within the first six months after the Steam Next Fest is over.

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What is the Fall Steam Next Fest Start Date?

The Fall Steam Next Fest start date is October 1, 2021, according to a Steam Community announcement. Valve did not specify a time, but most of its events tend to kick off at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. The Fall Steam Next Fest will conclude a week later on October 7, 2021.

For now, any interested game developers can make their submissions via the Steam Partner Portal. You can look forward to the Steam Next Fest returning on October 1, 2021.

Are you looking forward to the next Steam Next Fest? What was your favorite game from the previous event? Let us know in the comments below!


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