The Steam Client is Getting an Update Soon

Steam plans to modernize the client: recommendations and content should be better tailored to the user and the curator system should be expanded.

YouTuber Total Biscuit was recently contacted by Valve and could be receiving some insights for the future of the Steam Client. Even if Valve is 100% satisfied with how Steam works, there will always be room for improvement. In some more detail, this means the discovery queue will be more accurate and tailored to you specifically. This means that in the future, only things you find interesting should be shown to you. The goal for Valve is that each user has a different looking page, perfectly tailed to the user it belongs to.

The curator system will also be affected by these changes. Until now, it was not possible for curators to create top 10 lists or collections, but this will soon change and be integrated into Steam. A leveling system should also help curators classify content. A system to send keys will also be included, allowing developers to send games directly to Steam accounts, removing the necessity for keys.

Another new feature will be the Steam Explorer, a special place to discover and rate games. Here, users must purchase games to test them. Valve is considering various "perks" for this system, including unique badges, access to exclusive forums, and no-strings-attached refunds (one per week), which brings the Steam Explore system games not far from conventional review copies of a game.

Here's a video of Total Biscuit's experience with the new system:

The only problem with this announcement: we have no real ETA. We know changes are incoming, but we have no idea when we will receive it. It is also unknown how popular these changes will be with the community.

What are your thoughts on Steam at the moment? Do these changes sound like they will benefit you as a user? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: pcgamer.com

Apr 5 2017, 03:48 am
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