Launch of opt-out claim on behalf of PC gamers

12 Jun 2024

Vicki Shotbolt, a prominent campaigner for children’s digital rights, has launched opt-out collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal against Valve Corporation. Valve operates Steam, the world’s largest PC game distribution platform. The claim, which is brought on behalf of around 14m gamers, alleges that Valve has abused a dominant position with the result that consumers have been overcharged for games and in-game content on Steam and other platforms. Proceedings are estimated to be worth up to £656m. The claim website is here.

Robert Palmer KC, Julian Gregory and Will Perry are instructed by Milberg London LLP for the class representative. The claim is funded by Bench Walk Advisors and supported by economists from the Berkeley Research Group.

Media coverage includes the BBC, City AM and The Independent.