Steam users could soon be picking up some great money saving deals in the Winter sale 2017.
Valve’s market leading digital distribution service for PC gamers is expected to launch Christmas 2017 deals tomorrow.
While whenisthenextsteamsale.com is currently running a countdown till the next Steam sale.
Their countdown says the Steam Winter sale 2017 will start on Thursday December 21 at 6pm GMT.
Describing how they calculate when the next Steam sale will launch, the website said: “Valve never announces Steam sale dates up front, but Steam sales return every year in a relatively stable frequency.
“Based on data from the last few years, the upcoming sale dates are predicted.
“These predictions are a combination of the following factors: dates and months in which a sales started, which day of the week a sale usually starts.
“How long a sale usually lasts, what dates/events a sale generally hits, times are based on the East Pacific time zone.”
“Furthermore the dates are updated every now and then when there is more information in recent news.
“As you can see there are multiple sources to find out when a sale will most likely start.”
The last Steam sale was the Steam Autumn sale, and before that there was the Steam Halloween sale and the Steam Summer sale.
Deals in the Steam Autumn sale included money off Resident Evil 7, Dark Souls 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4 and Shadow of War.
Valve don’t ever officially reveal when the next Steam sale is coming.
So the caveat to this is the launch date on whenisthenextsteamsale.com is, as they put it, “an educated one”.
They said: “This is a fan-based site which will try its best to help you prepare for the upcoming Steam sales.
“Please keep in mind that Valve and Steam are not involved in the creation of this countdown timer.
“In the end the dates provided by this site are basically a guess, even though it’s an educated one.
“This means that it’s more likely that a sale will start at a different time than the timer says, or maybe even not start at all.”
However, whenisthenextsteamsale.com do have an impressive track record, correctly predicting the launch date for the recent Steam Autumn sale.