Steam Review restrictions

As we all know the game will launch with a special affiliate link for increased discount through partners. This, I assume, will be done through keys, that we get to activate the game.

I would like to ask if the [dev] team is aware that anyone who buys a steam key isn’t counted towards the steam review score with their review.

Here is the official Steam announcement:

As a result of this, we are making some changes to how review scores are calculated. As of today, the recent and overall review scores we show at the top of a product page will no longer include reviews written by customers that activated the game through a Steam product key.

This is to eliminate review manipulation from developers that exchanged free game copies for positive reviews.

If the affiliate discount is done through keys, ALL of those will not count in the review for the game.

If it’s not done with keys, you can disregard my entire post.