Tags: Valve, Steam
At GDC today, Valve did their presentation and they finally showed off the new design coming for the Library page and more.
For those with a growing backlog of games, the Steam Library as it is right now is so basic it’s just incredibly unhelpful. Going by what they’ve shown off, it’s actually looking a serious amount better. Firstly, it has a home page for your Steam Library, to go over some recent games and recently updated titles, as well as show a slice of your friends list. That’s a pretty handy feature, especially if you have a game you play regularly enough it will probably be quicker and easier to get going the next time.
The Steam Library search feature is also finally seeing a decent upgrade, allowing you some more control over finding what game you want to play and this will include setting tags on games, picking a feature they have like gamepad support and so on. It’s much more like how you actually search the store, so it makes total sense.
Also announced is a new Events system which is a very good idea. Having one place to follow all the current and upcoming events to your games and by the looks of it games you don’t own too, will give you reasons to keep coming back to them. There will be plenty of options to follow these events too like getting an email, adding to your calendar and so on.
By the sounds of it, they will also be rolling out some more statistics for developers to see, to help them get an idea of visibility on the store which might be quite helpful.
No date was said on when it will all go live, however there will be an open beta sometime.
Credit to SteamDB for some of the info.
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