RSS Feeds NGN on Facebook NGN on Twitter NGN on YouTube
Welcome, Guest. Login | Register | PW? ]
Header logo
Index » News » PC

Steam releases new client beta, updated interface

New Features Advance Leading Game Platform

Posted on
Valve has announced that a new version of Steam is coming, and is immediately available in public beta.
 
In the last 12 months, Steam has grown 200%. There are now 25 million users, 1000+ games, 12 billion player minutes per month, and 75 billion Steam client minutes per month. To accommodate this growth, a new Steam client has been created.
 
This opt-in beta is available immediately to all Steam users. If users already have Steam installed on their computer, they can take part in the beta by clicking here and then selecting "UI Update" under Beta Participation. If they don't have Steam installed, they can download it here. To preview the new Steam client without taking part in the beta, a complete rundown of the new features is available here.
 
Increasingly, the most effective way of reaching new gamers is through the existing players of a game. With the new Steam release, gamers will now be able to see which games their friends have purchased directly within the Steam storefront. 25 million gamers create a highly effective and knowledgeable source of purchase suggestions.
 
With users purchasing more and more games through Steam, new methods of library management were needed. The new client introduces library customization tools to help gamers sort, group, and find games in libraries which for some hardcore players contain hundreds of titles. In addition to having lots of games, gamers needed methods of tracking all of their achievements in a standardized cross-game fashion, which is now possible with the new release.
 
"We made hundreds of changes to the Steam client as a result of customer feedback on the interface, performance, and functionality," said John Cook, Director of Steam Development at Valve. "For example, we swapped out the Internet Explorer rendering engine with WebKit, which gives us a bunch of size, stability and performance benefits. This release of Steam leaves us well prepared for another year of strong growth."

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Game Screens
Conference day at E3 2012

Showfloor images from E3 2014

E3 Conferences pics

Conference Day at E3 2015

Online
There are currently 0 members and 87 guests on the website right now.
Who's On?
Activity in the past 10 minutes:
  • 87 guests
Best News this Month
Ubisoft reveals For Honor
New melee action game pits three armies against one another

Posted 22 days ago
Alone in the Dark: Illumination released
Game is on sale for the launch window
25 days ago
COD: Advanced Warfare Supremacy DLC on PC and PS in July
New maps, Exo zombies chapter, and more
26 days ago
Neymar Jr. to appear on PES 2016 cover
International superstar will be on the football game cover this year
28 days ago
Mirror's Edge Catalyst announced
New game to debut next week, not a sequel
29 days ago
Latest Comments
Journey PS4 version out this month
Jul 7, 2015 by JamesJay
Great of them to offer this cross-buy. Most people would...
Free PlayStation Plus games for July 2015
Jul 7, 2015 by parkerw33
Uh calm down bro, it says right there all games will be...
Free PlayStation Plus games for July 2015
Jul 6, 2015 by joker7195
the free games ps3 members get are all shit and they...
Fallout 4 Preview - E3 2015
Jul 5, 2015 by JamesJay
Oh snap, OP delivers!
Fallout 4 Preview - E3 2015
Jul 4, 2015 by Nechrol
Here's the complete audio file. If you start listening...
New Game Network NGN Facebook NGN Twitter NGN Youtube NGN RSS