The antitrust lawsuit against Valve is back on

The antitrust lawsuit between Valve and Wolfire Games is back on track. The suit was dismissed in November 2021 for failing to meet necessary standards, but without prejudice, meaning Wolfire had 30 days to amend the complaint and refile it. Somewhat unexpectedly, that’s what it did, and a judge has now ruled that the case can move forward.

The original lawsuit contended that Valve uses its dominance of the PC gaming market through Steam to suppress competition, while extracting “an extraordinarily high cut from nearly every sale that passes through its store.” That keeps game prices artificially high, according to Wolfire, the indie developer of games including Lugaru and Overgrowth and originator of the Humble Bundle. 

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