Steam Gets A More Improved And Advanced Redesigned Library, Efficient Game Sorting Now Implemented

Steam Gets A More Improved And Advanced Redesigned Library, Efficient Game Sorting Now Implemented

Steam Gets A More Improved And Advanced Redesigned Library, Efficient Game Sorting Now Implemented

Steam Gets A More Improved And Advanced Redesigned Library, Efficient Game Sorting Now Implemented

Finally, after numerous leaked mockup images and unending rumor, it’s finally out. Steam’s game library will be getting a better and nicer look.

Though this change is not a full-on redesign, it will eventually revamp game sorting procedures. The store itself and other parts of its interface will remain the same.

In the keynote address delivered by Valve recently, they showed off Steam’s new library look. They also highlighted a redesigned page now with more visible thumbnails and improved categorization. The latter feature allows players to see what’s going on with their games.

Alden Kroll of Valve even explained that the biggest change they’re introducing is the homepage of their Steam library. The library will give an opportunity to game players to find out what’s happening in all the games that they’re playing.

These are some of the revealed key features of this new Steam library view:
● Players’ friends’ list has been fully integrated into the right column
● The page’s top module now shows the player’s most recently played games. It’s in a library view similar to the Apple TV or Plex.
● The player’s other collection is visible with sleek and smart-looking vertical thumbnails. These thumbnails are also scalable to show more games or bigger icons.
● The games list on the left-hand side also received a slightly revamped look. It’s quite similar to its existing design.

When it comes to functionality, the library’s biggest and newest feature is the tag extension. These tags have been used by Steam for their store for many years now.

These tags are now being carried over into the library page. As such, players can now do an advanced search by using these search tags to drill down through their games.

Also, as part of an even improved feature, users can now save their tag searches. They can also label these tags as “collection” of specific games, like for example, “Ninja Action.”

The detail page of every game in the library has also been redesigned. Now, it comes with a better and neater layout, categorizing display according to importance.

Livestreams of games and recent updates are placed on top of the page. These make it easier for users and players to get notified by any updates.

To showcase the difference in the library detailed page, Valve showed an image showing an activity feed with the user’s friend list’ recent actions.

To date, Valve hasn’t announced the final release date for their updated library view. They revealed, however, that they’re planning for the library’s beta release this coming summer.