There are a lot of PC players who use the Steam Overlay feature, so that they can do different side activities without abandoning the gameplay session.
Now it seems that the usage will be improved even more as the new Steam Beta Client Update has been deployed, and it adds several new features to Steam Overlay including the FPS counter.
As you may have guessed, using this option will allow you to see the frames per second while you are playing the game, which will surely come in handy for a lot of players.
Apart from adding the FPS counter, plenty of other additions have been made to Steam via this new update, you can check out the full patch notes given below:
- Reduced CPU usage when drawing animated images or videos
- Fixed video playback performance regression on Mac OS X and Linux
- Added FPS counter to Steam Overlay
- Fixed reloading settings values in the Steam Overlay
- Improved capture performance in D3D9 games
- Improved audio/video synchronization
- Improved automatically adjusting video encoding bit rate when a change in available upload bandwidth is detected
- Fixed opening the broadcast watch page from client UI (friends list, invite chat message, etc.) in the Steam Overlay
- Improved capture performance in OpenGL games when hardware support is enabled on machines with newer Nvidia GPUs
- Added first time use and other UI to Big Picture mode
- Fixed first friend invite to a broadcast sometimes getting dropped
As you can see, some great additions and changes have been brought to Steam, which will help improve the overall experience of the players.
What do you think of the addition of FPS counter to Steam Overlay? Excited to try it out?