Originally Posted by epic1337
is someone even big enough to buy Steam off Valve?
"Steam" is more likely to hit a hundred billion dollars upfront if Valve were to auction it.
Possibly. But you never know who out there would have an interest in such things. Amazon was the least likely in my mind to ever buy something like Twitch. I never would have thought Yahoo would buy something like tumblr. So any company can think the same.
Originally Posted by EniGma1987
How do you buy a private company who doesnt want to sell?
Oh, that was based on assumption and theory. I don't see Steam going down anytime soon. Then again, anything can happen.
Overall, anyone with the right funds and the right interest can pretty much buy anything. Especially if a company is in trouble. If Valve and/or Steam were ever in that much trouble, that a corporation with enough interest could come in to make the investment. With Steam being such a part of our nomenclature, it could be wise for a company to make said purchase if that situation were to arise. I'm sure some entertainment companies would chomp at the bit for that opportunity.