Australian Pricing Is Apparently Coming To Steam

The developers of War for the Overworld have let slip that Australian pricing could be coming to Steam a lot sooner than we think. This was spotted by Kotaku and has been an annoying niggling issue for Australia and many other countries, where we’re forced to look at games in USD prices. Whilst it’s not hard to work out the conversion, it’s obviously much easier to know exactly how much you’re spending in your local currency.

This update to reflect the addition of Australian currency (and others) which is apparently already built into Steam, but is not yet reflected on the storefront (at least for me).

The full statement that the developer made on their Steam page can be read below:

The following local currencies are now supported by Steam, and as such these regions have new prices in line with the pricing matrix. As above we have submitted the changes to allow these currencies and expect them to be approved in the coming days and weeks. The actual time will depend on Steam of course.

Edit: These changes have been approved by valve now and should be live. However we can not confirm this and if you do not see your currency it is likely that Valve has not officially launched them yet and may be waiting for more developers. If that’s the case there’s no timescale for the launch but we’d certainly expect them this year, probably in the coming weeks.

Vietnamese Dong
Ukrainian Hryvnia
Australian Dollar
Polish Zloty
Argentine Peso
Israeli New Shekel
Kazakhstani Tenge
Kuwaiti Dinar
Qatari Rial
Costa Rican Colon
Uruguayan Peso

Whilst I’m not a massive Steam user myself, it seems like a no-brainer that this would come into play. When writing about bargains and release pricing, it’s always annoying to have to work out the conversion, so I can only imagine what people go through when quickly trying to work out the exact price (that they’ll be out of pocket) when buying a game in USD.