Valve makes changes to Steam Wishlists as Lunar New Year Sale kicks off

Valve makes changes to Steam Wishlists as Lunar New Year Sale kicks off

With the latest Steam Sale kicking off, many users have noticed some differences in the storefront's Wishlist functionality.

Valve has detailed the changes to Wishlists in a blog post, which primarily adds extra information to the list area. There's now the ability to filter your future purchases by price, including games that you can purchase for less than $5 or $10, or ones you can afford with the money in your Steam Wallet balance.

Furthermore, users can filter by the level of discount a game is currently at. Consumers can also filter by whether a game is in Early Access, is available for purchase ahead of release or VR-only.

There's also the ability to add items to the cart directly from the wishlist, which cuts down on clicks.

These are but the latest changes that Valve has made to its PC games storefront. Last year, it altered the way that reviews were presented on game pages, in an effort to deal with review bombing. Furthermore, it has made changes to its Curators system, with publications and influencers able to add video as well as written word to talk about a game.

And as of the start of this year, it would appear that some developers are able to stream games directly from the Steam store page.

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