Valve, the company behind the popular gaming platform Steam, has released a significant update for its desktop client, bringing a complete overhaul to its interface. The update includes a range of visual and usability improvements, as well as the introduction of new features.
One of the key highlights of the update is the improvement of the notifications tab. It now displays new notifications, ensuring a clutter-free experience, and offers customizable settings to control where and how notifications appear.
The redesigned in-game overlay is another notable addition, featuring a brand-new user interface and enhanced functionality. With the new overlay, players can access a toolbar that provides quick access to various features such as friends chat, achievements progress, guides, discussions, and even a web browser. Users can personalize their overlay experience by choosing which content to display, with settings saved between games.
Another standout feature of the update is the introduction of Notes. Players can now take notes about the game they're currently playing, with support for rich text formatting and image pasting. These notes are saved per game and can be synced across multiple devices, allowing users to access their notes from any computer or even the Steam Deck.
Under the hood, Valve has made significant changes to the Steam Desktop Client's codebase, improving its performance and optimizing it for future feature implementations.
Steam users can now enjoy the benefits of this update, as it has been rolled out and should be available to all users. Valve encourages users to provide feedback and share their suggestions for future updates, as they continue to enhance the Steam experience for gamers worldwide.