Only good side of Steam is now is their good sales and localized currency exchange rates (at least for me, due to where I live). Other than that, alternatives are getting better and better everyday so I would gladly stop using it if I had the choice.
Some of the rumors I've been hearing say that it'll be an ARK/Rust clone and also a "live service" game. Likely that means no mods not even the unofficial patches. Take those rumors with a grain of salt, however some of them are from sometime last year and confirm the name of the game.
This time we could complete it by downloading a real small game. I think it was less than 150MB. Honestly liked it, because I did it all in the last day and anything bigger than 1GB would be too much!
I actually just checked around about this and apparently an anti porn agency the "NCOS" is behind this with an email write in campaign. At least they're taking credit for it
I'm trying to remember which title had that exact problem, getting released with high-setting options on PC to then be hidden from the menus and later patched out of the game when it came out on PS4 (where the games resolution and asset quality on both XB and PC had to be held behind the PS).
Edit: Was it Watchdogs?
If you use the Bluetooth protocol, you won't need the dongle - Valve recommend using the Wifi protocol with the receiver, but they say that if you're using a PC without a free USB port, Bluetooth will work.