Here’s what Steam’s new Library overhaul is going to look like

    
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It’s been hard to gauge whether Valve is feeling any pressure from the likes of Epic and Discord when it comes to its Steam presentation, but regardless, the company is working on enhancements for the platform’s app all the same. In a new post this week aimed at developers, Valve showcases exactly what the new Library panel’s going to look like.

For users, it’ll pull all games into an overview splash page sort of view, with vertical icons for everything that look more or less like classic video game box slides. The current Library has nothing like this; I rather like the visual (in fact, it kinda looks like the way I set up my own PC’s game library folders).

Drilling down to an individual game, you can see Valve will be deprioritizing achievements (they’re there as a clickable, just not displayed) and news in favor of more clearly showing Workshop mods and friends who own the game.

Developers are being asked to update their art assets on Steam to match the new styling.

Source: Steam via RPS
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Crowe

As long as I still have the option to view stuff the old way. Just because Epic likes to bloat up their UI doesn’t mean everyone should.

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Rhime

I’d luv the option to set the mouse scroll speeds to a lower rate. Been forced to use the slider bars or up/down arrows on Steam forever with apparently no option to adjust. One wheel click has always scrolled too far up or down…

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Mykal Quinn

Really? My Steam library only scrolls 2 titles per scroll wheel click.

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Thomas

it looks like the new xbox game pass for pc app

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Cypher

Looks exactly like the GeForce experience page… and to be honest, there are higher priorities for them to address.

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Matthäus Wey

Steam is like “Make it new but keep it ugly”

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Yangers

Meh. I like the old version.

Why do you need the pictures grid of games and a list to the left?

I like the list as it is now, with the games info on the right. I just wish we could organize the list better.

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Scott Lindsay

For the love of God, just give me an option to edit the display name of a game, and the sort name.

See Resident Evil and/or Resident Evil franchises if you’re wondering why.

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Bruno Brito

Looks like what GoG is doing.

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Neurotic

I like the new look, even if it’s quite similar to some other launchers. What I really would like, though, are more/better sorting and icon-ing options in the Library view

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Kevin Smith

I prefer it the way it is now to be honest, simple an minimalistic. I like having the info/dev posting show on the game I have highlighted without having to go to the community page, an the panel on the far right that has everything about the game. Don’t need all the flashy images in my face every time I look at my library. I also don’t care who is playing what, don’t need that taking up a third of the screen either.

It really feels like we are getting closer an closer to what the movie idiocracy predicted about us as a people. If you don’t have images they don’t know what things are. That is the way it works in civilizations that are illiterate, they have pictures on their building so people know what it is they are going into. Feels like we are getting dumber as a people instead of smarter due to tech these days. Hell just look at how many kids can’t read a clock that doesn’t have numbers on them these days, it will blow your mind.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

This post needs to go viral. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and oh do true.

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Ernost

I also don’t care who is playing what, don’t need that taking up a third of the screen either

Same here.