Finally, after numerous leaked mockup images and unending rumor, it\u2019s finally out. Steam\u2019s game library will be getting a better and nicer look.\r\n\r\nThough 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.\r\n\r\nIn the keynote address delivered by Valve recently, they showed off Steam\u2019s 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\u2019s going on with their games.\r\n\r\nAlden Kroll of Valve even explained that the biggest change they\u2019re introducing is the homepage of their Steam library. The library will give an opportunity to game players to find out what\u2019s happening in all the games that they\u2019re playing.\r\n\r\nThese are some of the revealed key features of this new Steam library view:\r\n\u25cf Players\u2019 friends\u2019 list has been fully integrated into the right column\r\n\u25cf The page\u2019s top module now shows the player\u2019s most recently played games. It\u2019s in a library view similar to the Apple TV or Plex.\r\n\u25cf The player\u2019s other collection is visible with sleek and smart-looking vertical thumbnails. These thumbnails are also scalable to show more games or bigger icons.\r\n\u25cf The games list on the left-hand side also received a slightly revamped look. It\u2019s quite similar to its existing design.\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to functionality, the library\u2019s biggest and newest feature is the tag extension. These tags have been used by Steam for their store for many years now.\r\n\r\nThese 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.\r\n\r\nAlso, as part of an even improved feature, users can now save their tag searches. They can also label these tags as \u201ccollection\u201d of specific games, like for example, \u201cNinja Action.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\nLivestreams 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.\r\n\r\nTo showcase the difference in the library detailed page, Valve showed an image showing an activity feed with the user\u2019s friend list\u2019 recent actions.\r\n\r\nTo date, Valve hasn\u2019t announced the final release date for their updated library view. They revealed, however, that they\u2019re planning for the library\u2019s beta release this coming summer.