As noted by PC Gamer, the most critical feature of the new version of Steam is the most severe censorship. Only games approved by the PRC government can be published on the site. Due to these restrictions, the Chinese version of Valve's store currently contains only 53 games, as shown in the screenshot below.

Local users are trying to lure many benefits. In particular, gamers are drawn by speedy local servers for CS:GO and Dota 2, but it is evident that this strategy does not work very well. If only because a serious surge in the popularity of the site in mainland China was associated with PUBG, which did not make it into the government-approved directory.

The control point in the head of the new version of Steam is the complete absence of community and message board functions. But Steam China is all of a sudden supporting user reviews of current releases. As journalists note, at the moment, the Chinese version of the Valve store with its content and appearance resembles the usual Steam from the end of the 2000s, in which, first of all, the games of Valve itself were sold.