With news of the Epic Games Store having successful launched Borderlands 3, Valve decided to remind everyone why Steam is the biggest gaming library in the world. The reason why we are saying that is because Valve has just pushed a new update for Steam that introduces a new library. This includes a full visual “facelift” which changes the design of the user interface, streamlining navigation and more important, it makes more tools accessible to users.
Steam Receives a Major Update
The first thing that Steam fans are going to notice after installing the new update is that the user interface has been changed. The design looks great and it certainly brings a breath of fresh air to the user interface that Steam fans have been using for years now.
New Folders and Collections
The library overhaul introduces folders or collections which make it possible for fans to organize all their games by filters and tags. While this might not be a groundbreaking feature by any means, it’s definitely nice to have. In addition, the folders can be displayed in Steam’s new library shelves which can be customized by users to suit their needs better.
Available in Beta
On the downside of things, the major update is available only for Steam fans who are enrolled in the bet program. Fortunately, Valve is allowing all Steam fans to join the beta program and it has even published a short guide on how to do this. You can check it out below.
- Select “Steam” in the upper lefthand corner of the application and choose “Settings” (or “Preferences” on Mac).
- On the “Account” tab, click on the “Change…” drop-down menu to the right of “Beta Participation.”
- Select “Steam Beta Update,” click “OK,” and press the “Restart Steam” button when prompted. This will reboot the application, implementing the Steam library update.