Valve Tells us More About the Steam Store

Posted on 10 May 2017 by
L Coulsen

Coming close on the heels of the new Steam Gifting system, Valve have another Steam update for us…sort of.

Giving us some insights into how the Steam Store works, or rather…doesn’t, depending on how you look at it. There isn’t actually all that much in there, most of it being fluff about the difficulties in trying to cater to all of their varied customers. But it’s worth reading all the same, and at least suggests they actually do give a shit about all of us, not just the “whales” who constantly throw money at them.

The meat of the text goes into something that is already live on the site. Just go to any game, one that Steam has suggested you might like or otherwise. You’ll see a little extra box down with the tags, languages and what not. A more overt version of the recommendation section that actually gives some insights as to why the store thinks you might, or might not, like the particular game. It’s stuff that’s actually been there for a while, but now it’s more eye catching, more prominent and a tad more detailed.

This is the first of three updates to come. The next of which will focus on the changes coming to user submitted games and Steam Direct, so keep an eye out for that.

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