Valve has announced that Lionsgate will offer a large number of its movies, including the hit Hunger Games and Twilight films, for rent from the Steam service for Windows, Mac and Linux users.
Lionsgate is the first major movie studio to offer part of its film library to Steam users. The new partnership begins with 69 movies, including films in the Scream, Saw and Expendables franchises. Lionsgate plans to add more of its films to the Steam store in the coming weeks and months.
"We're delighted to partner with Steam, a leader in the digital entertainment and gaming space, as part of our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of innovation in delivering content to online audiences around the world," said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. "With over 125 million users, Steam represents a unique, exciting and disruptive opportunity to expand our global distribution business."
None of the movies are available to purchase and download from Steam; they are just for rental, and priced at $3.99 for two days.