Sunday September 25, 2016

Valve Outlines Changes To Address Increasingly Unwieldy Steam Store

Changes are coming to the Steam Store, per notifications delivered to SteamWorks developers. It seems that we will now have the option of filtering out things like Early Access games and non-gaming stuffs like software applications and movies.

A new option to set "Global Customer Preferences" could turn out to be the most significant. Steam's dominance on the PC and its relatively open nature means its home page regularly gets flooded with "Early Access" games in the initial stages of development or virtual reality games, which comparatively few Steam users have access to. This is a problem with Steam in general: so many new games are added to the platform every day, players have a hard time finding the games they want to play.