Valve is revamping your Steam Library, introducing Events feature

Following the recent update of Steam Link Anywhere, Valve surprised everyone with a sneak peek of its redesigned Steam Game Library at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC). Each game is displayed with sizeable thumbnail icons, a section shows what updates and announcements have been released that pertain to different games, and consumers can see their libraries beneath these sections with different filters available to sort through what's owned.

In addition to gussying up game libraries, Valve is also launching Steam Events.

Valve is sprucing Steam up a bit for users by redesigning the library, and adding an events page. Valve showed off the game page for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which now has a section for "Recent Events and Updates" and a section to let you see your friends' activity in regard to a specific game. Thankfully, that's finally happening this summer, and before that, we'll see the launch of the Steam Events feature.


We think of this as the way developers will be able to communicate with players through Steam. As the screenshot above shows, players will also retain the option to scroll down through their entire game library.

The other big change coming to Steam in the near future is a robust event system designed, said Kroll, to improve Steam's functionality in this era of "live service games". You can also save a tag search as a "collection" of similar games, reports PC Gamer. And the customers that are interested in finding out 'what's happening in games in my library, what kind of events are happening, what's been updated recently, what are my friends doing, ' making all that much easier for players to be able to find.

Something to look forward to: While it's still the number one digital games marketplace for the PC, Steam is long overdue a major overhaul.


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