Steam games have offered up soundtracks as DLC add-ons for ages, and the platform’s even got a built-in music player to let you listen to those songs. But up until this point, that ‘DLC’ moniker has meant that you could only buy soundtracks if you’d already purchased the games they’re attached to – now that’s about to change.
It appears that an exciting new multiplayer feature is headed to Steam. According to a message sent to devs which has been shared online, ‘Remote Play Together’ is coming to Steam beta soon, and will let players get stuck into local multiplayer games together online.
Late October launch; supports up to four computers, requires only one copy of game. ARS T...
You probably don’t spend a lot of time gazing at your Steam library (except maybe when you’re waiting for a particularly giant game to download) – but now you might be tempted to. The new Steam library beta’s introduced bigger, portrait-style icons for games in ‘shelves,’ and now users have figured out that customisation supports animated .png files – and the results are gorgeous.
That Steam user review that lists thousands of hours played and ultimately says “it’s okay” was funny the first time, but by now that particular gag has worn pretty thin. Luckily, Steam has just implemented a new set of filtering tools to let you narrow down opinions by how long users have played the game, and there are some other improvements around playtime tracking, too.
Digital game purchases are fast, convenient, and when sale season comes around, much cheaper than their physical counterparts. But they’ve got one big disadvantage: you can’t resell them. According to French courts, that needs to change – and the ruling could force Steam to allow players to resell games across the EU.
Following some recent Steam Labs experiments testing out Micro Trailers and AI TV shows, Valve’s got more tinkering in store. Steam Labs is exploring two new ventures designed to help get games you’d (probably) love to play in front of you: ‘Deep Dive’ and ‘Community Recommendations.’
Looks like some game achievements on Steam just got a lot shinier. Following the new new-look Steam library beta’s arrival, which went live yesterday, some users have spotted something pretty dazzling – some rare achievements now glow gold.
September 17, 2019 The new Steam Library beta is live.
Valve has recently launched some major changes to Steam’s discovery algorithm, aimed at making the recommendations that appear around the store less biased toward popular games, and more likely to recommend titles relevant to individual players. But that doesn’t seem to be happening – and for some indie developers, the effects have been a “catastrophe.”