Valve rolls out redesigned Steam library

Valve rolls out redesigned Steam library

After years of rumours, leaks and promises, Valve has finally launched its updated Steam library design.

The Bellevue PC firm's new-look interface apparently makes it easier to find games with an emphasis on key art. There's also a 'What's New' section, which allows users to see what's happening with titles they already own. Furthermore, by using a new Events system, creators are able to post news and updates in a title's community hub.

At Devcom 2019, we caught up with Steam designer Alden Kroll, who said that part of the idea behind the redesign to its library was to recognise the fact that games are operated for years now, so it's important that developers are able to communicate directly and succinctly with their audience.

The firm has also started trying to get users to revisit their reviews for games later down the line to see if their mind has changed - again recognising that titles can change dramatically following their initial release.

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