Steam is getting a complete makeover

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At the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Valve announced a whole set of new updates and improvements for the Steam Store. The new updates include things such as an overhauled UI, improved game pages, a revamped library section, and much more.

The redesigned library is potentially the biggest change. Now each Steam user will get their own personalised library homepage, which displays a user’s most recently played games at the top. This change means users can easily jump back into their most recently played games.

Source: Valve.

The personalised library page also contains a ‘Game Updates’ section, allowing users to see when their games get special new features. The example image provided by Valve showed off a character update for Don’t Starve Together, the introduction of a new hero for Dota 2, and a Danger Zone update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Games can now also be sorted into special sections, such as ‘Favorites’, ‘Games I’ve Finished’, and ‘Games To Play With Ricky’. The latter title suggests that these sections can be personalised and renamed to your liking.

Game pages are also being improved. Valve showed off the game page for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which now has a section for ‘Recent Events and Updates’ and a section to let you see your friends’ activity in regard to a specific game.

Source: Valve.

The redesign isn’t due out until summer 2019 and even then, it’ll be in beta form, so there’s still plenty of time to get nostalgic over Steam’s current design.

Source: Valve at GDC.

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