Steam being taken to court over pre-owned games

 The Federation is challenging Steam after it refused to change its terms of service since the ruling from the European Court of Justice that EU Consumers should have the right to re-sell their digital software purchases which occurred last year.

Eva Hoffschulte, a representative of the Federation, said to Gaming Blend “Unfortunately a date of the trial is not fixed – we hope it will take place this year, Until then, it is not realistic that Valve will change their policy. But our chance to win the process is very good and that will be really an improvement for consumers: then they can sell their games to others.

“We have not checked the current directives, because first we have to finish our lawsuit against valve. Over and above that we are not able to take action against Valve, because of our financial and personnel situation.”

Steam has been very quiet about this subject only confirming that they have no plans to change how the service works.

Personally I don’t see much point in forcing pre-owned games systems into Steam, simply because it could hurt part of what makes Steam magical, things like the Steam summer sales which may not be possible if people can get money back from games they own.

But what about you? Would you like to see the ability to sell your steam games back to Valve in the future? Let us know your opinions in the comments.