Valve has finally provided an update concerning their new content filtering system, which looks to completely open the floodgates to adult games of every stripe – if users are willing to see them.
About 3 months after their prior announcement, Valve provided a blog post containing details on their new filtering system:
Users can now select up to 10 tags to exclude in their account preferences, with “Mature Content” now being divided into additional categories: “General”, “Violence/Gore”, “Nudity/Sexual Content” and “Adult Only Sexual Content” and they now apply to the entire Steam store – users can also choose to exclude specific developers and franchises.
“Adult Only Sexual Content” will come unchecked by default, a reminder for those hoping to use the platform as a means of acquiring naughtier titles.
With the introduction of this new filtering system, many are hoping that full-blown eroge containing sex scenes may now be included on the store, which would be a first for the platform (save of course all the AAA titles with sex and nudity which were exempt for some reason).