For a long time, Valve has promised important changes to the design of Steam, its popular game store. If you are one of those who have been waiting for this renewed edition, you will be glad to know that the Beta already has an arrival date. In addition to that you can also take a look at its appearance.
According to information from PC Gamer, the beta of the new Steam Library will begin on September 17. Once the players download and install it, they will notice that their collection of digital games now has a new look, which is more modern by changing the face and implementing new functions that seek to deliver a better experience.
For example, the new homepage highlights what your friends are playing; It lets you quickly access your favorite titles and even reminds you about the existence of some games that you have forgotten, but recently updated.
Another important element will be the Collections, which will let you organize your library with different tags. The interesting thing is that Steam will automatically assemble the collection according to your labels and in the future will put in them the games that have to be there. It is worth mentioning that if you have already organized your library into categories, it will automatically become into collections.
The pages of the games in your collection will also be renewed to present a section that shows the achievements you have unlocked or your screenshots. In other words, it is a kind of activity log that will show the latest that you and your friends have done in different games.
Valve also made the following statement:
The new Steam library was built with the belief that our libraries are valuable to us; in the case of some users, they contain more than fifteen years of games. From your favorite AAA title that all your friends play to that independent artistic project that seems like only you like it, your Steam library represents your story in the world of video games. But a good library should not be just dusty shelves; It has to be a fun place to explore and find whatever you’re looking for.
Here are some images from the new Steam library
What do you think about the Steam Library Beta? Do you like how it looks?
In other recent Steam news, according to a Reuters report, several sources showed that Valve, together with companies such as Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax are about to start a legal battle with the European Commission after an investigation that began in 2017 and that has indicated practices that would violate the antitrust laws of the European Union, currently composed of 28 states.
The information refers that the European Commission has prepared formal charges against the aforementioned companies as part of its strategy of unification of digital commerce, which includes the disappearance of any existing virtual frontier.
In that sense, the agency refers to practices carried out by these companies, such as the agreement on the use of regional blockades to prevent players from a country from taking advantage of the offers of a specific market within the European Union, also accused them of preventing other distributors enter the markets where they have a presence.
Valve, who responded a few months ago to this controversy, has asked for a closed hearing with the European Commission to deal with this case, while the other companies will review the situation and in case of meeting at a disadvantage they will accept the charges in exchange for a 10% decrease in the corresponding fines.
So far, all the companies involved have refused to testify arguing that they do not deal with legal matters publicly.