Valve Software today revealed the date of the upcoming Steam sales, together with the finalists of the Steam 2018 Awards, which will be chosen by the community.

Voting will begin on December 20, coinciding with the start of the twelfth annual Steam winter sales. The Steam Winter Sale event will begin on December 20, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. (Pacific Time) and will last until January 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).

Nominated in the category “Game of the year”

  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • HITMAN ™ 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Nominated in the category “RV Game of the year”

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • VRChat
  • Beat Saber
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • SUPERHOT VR

Nominated in the category “With love and dedication”

  • Dota 2
  • GTA V
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Path of Exile
  • Stardew Valley

Nominated in the category “Best environment”

  • The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt
  • Subnautica
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Far Cry 5
  • DARK SOULS ™ III

Nominated in the category “Better with friends”

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege
  • PAYDAY 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Overcooked! two

Nominated in the category “Best alternative history”

  • Wolfeinstein II: The New Colossus
  • Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
  • Fallout 4

Nominated in the category “More fun with a machine”

  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Rocket League
  • NieR: Automata
  • Factorio
  • Space Engineers

Nominated in the category “Best Developer”

  • CD PROJEKT RED
  • Ubisoft
  • Bethesda
  • Rockstar Games
  • Digital Extremes Ltd.
  • Square Enix
  • Capcom
  • Paradox Interactive
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Klei
Notes on the category of Best Developer:

Best Developer has turned out to be a highly contested category, with very little difference between the main nominees. Therefore, Steam expanded the number of candidates to ten. In addition, Steam excluded itself from this category.