SteamDB is a web service that keeps track of the many updates that get pushed to Steam. Not all of these are actually mentioned by Valve, and some of them are entirely meant for back-end developers, and that means sometimes things get leaked through it.
Why exactly does this happen? Well, as SteamDB explains, Valve recently implemented some automated technical wizardry to the Steam support page to automate some frequently asked questions. In simple terms, you can ask about a Steam game and then have the helpdesk return the games that it’s related to. Through exploiting this function, SteamDB has been able to query Steam for a whole heap of games, and it appears that some totally unannounced ones are actually in the database, just sitting there. It’s a bit more complicated than that, and you can read more about the nitty gritty details of how it works on the SteamDB blog page.
Some major discovered titles include Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Dark Souls III, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy VI, Steins;Gate, Earth Defense Force 4.1, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Journey, Hellblade, Cities: Skylines Expansion 2, FlatOut 4, Postal Redux, Wildstar, and Half-Life 3. There are many other titles – some simply DLC, some developer tests.
Intriguingly, there are also some movies on the list, and we’re not just talking Indie Game: The Movie. There are titles like American Psycho, Reservoir Dogs, and Sin City in there. Could this be the start of Valve changing Steam into a media service that provides more than just games?
So does this mean that Steam’s library is about to swoop up a bunch of console exclusives? Well just because they’re in the Steam database doesn’t confirm they’re actually coming to Steam. It’s possible that the developers just wanted to test out Steam integration or may even have just been joking with names. You may remember that a while ago Halo 3 appeared on Steam’s database and nothing came of it (at least not yet), so err on the side of caution.