Steam Sales fall into the same category as death and taxes. You know that they are all coming, eventually. Steam Database has leaked the data for three upcoming Steam Sales, which such narrow time frames between them that you will think the middle one could have gotten dropped.
Leaked upcoming @steam_games 2019 sale dates:
? Halloween Sale: October 28 – November 1
? Autumn Sale: November 26 – December 3
? Winter Sale: December 19 – January 2
Multiple developers posted it in multiple places despite Valve asking otherwise. But you know how that goes.
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) October 19, 2019
Up first is the Halloween Sale, from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. The Autumn Sale will swiftly follow this from Nov. 26 until Dec. 3. Then, to wrap up the year, the Winter Sale, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 2, 2020.
I am getting the feeling that the first two will be themed sales around specific types of games, while the end of year Winter Sale will be a larger affair, more in line with what you expect from a Steam Sale. It is impossible to tell for sure, but that is the only way the tightly packed group of dates makes any sense to me.
Steam Sales are the time of year when various developers and publishers compete for your hard-earned dollars by slashing prices, and there are always some fantastic bargains. If you have been humming and hawing about buying a game, the Steam Sale is usually the time to do it, as you will rarely find better prices.
When the sales hit, we will provide you with some helpful lists of absolute bargains on amazing games, so if you need some help deciding on what to get, keep an eye on the site over the coming weeks.