Activision embraces Steam further with official publisher homepage

Activision is making a strong comeback to Steam in 2022. We’ve known for a while now that the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be the first CoD to hit Steam since 2017. (opens in a new tab)but it looks like Activision is gearing up for its big comeback by getting an official publisher homepage.

Publisher homepages are what you see when you click on the publisher’s name on a Steam store page. Before today, Activision’s publisher link led to a default list of its Steam games. Now he has a more official “publisher’s homepage (opens in a new tab)with a banner image, an option to follow the publisher on Steam, and collections of Activision games curated by Activision.

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This isn’t a significant change for the average customer, but it does suggest that Activision will be a closer participant in the Steam marketplace in the future. Activision technically never completely left Steam. In 2019, Sekiro and the Spyro Remake Trilogy was released on Steam under the Activision banner despite the last four CoDs and Crash Bandicoot 4 only being released on Battle.net, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 appearing exclusively on the Epic Games Store.

This could be a sign that outliers like Crash 4, Tony Hawk, and Activision’s big service game Call of Duty: Warzone are also coming to Steam soon.

A formal homepage means Activision can now join in the fun of Steam Publisher Sales, promotions that typically see discounts across a publisher’s entire Steam catalog. Maybe we’ll finally get a decent discount on decade-old Call of Duty games.

Activision’s return to Steam kicks off in October with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.