Steam is now banned in Vietnam

Steam has been banned in Vietnam.

As first reported by Game Developer and spotted by our sister site,, it’s unclear exactly why the PC platform has been banned, but proposes it may be due to “Valve’s business operations”.

However, as reported in, it’s possible Steam has been taken down in Vietnam after local game developers complained about the scope and size of Steam’s vast portfolio of games, claiming Vietnamese devs cannot compete with Steam’s releases given they are subject to government approval and thousands of international games on Steam are not.

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