Wednesday May 04, 2016

Steam Customer Review System Updated

Steam has announced changes to its customer review system to show recent reviews, a new summary tab, an "all languages" option as well as a handful of other options. The idea behind the update is to show the current reviews of a game that might have changed dramatically since it was released *cough*TheDivision*cough*.

While there are plenty of new reviews posted every day, we saw that it was often difficult for newer reviews to be seen and voted on enough to become listed as most helpful. As a result, the most helpful reviews presented on a store page would often describe an outdated view of a game that might have changed dramatically over the course of Early Access or post-release development. By listing recently posted reviews more prominently and by defaulting to recent helpful reviews, Steam can now show a more current idea of what it's like to play the game now.