Steam unveils new library redesign for early public beta

The Steam Library gets a redesign and the public beta is about to start soon. Valve has officially introduced the new design of the Steam library via a community announcement aimed at publishers and developers. The announcement basically shows them how to customize their game entries for the revised layout.

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awdevoftw33d ago

Lol. This should have been done ages ago. Gee... I wonder why they are improving their store now?

Araragifeels 33d ago

Not because of Epic Games Launcher.

Unspoken30d ago

No definitely not because of competition. They actually decided to change their layout after a decade on a whim, just like they kept developing games.

BehindTheRows31d ago

Nothing to do with the Epic Store. It has been in development for a while.

TheRealTedCruz31d ago

One. The redesign has been in development for a long time now.
Two. They are constantly updating Steam. This is just a new redesign. GoG is doing the same and, again, been in development for quite some time.
Three. Epic is the worst, most featureless store available. The issue with Epic isn't combating their crap store; it's combating their crap business practices.

Larrysweet31d ago

Lmao this is directly cause of epic get over it steam on way out

Larrysweet31d ago

Yea buy a great game on sale hit play and play what a crappy buisness

TheRealTedCruz31d ago (Edited 31d ago )


You're entirely wrong.
Unless you can explain how a redesign that's been in the works since a fair bit prior to Epic store even being announced was somehow a counter to said non-existent store.

Drop the arrogance in your tone, because you're just someone talking out their a**.

JackBNimble31d ago

A crap store with almost zero features , you can barely call it a platform. It doesn't even come close to matching steam and I doubt it ever will.

Nerdmaster30d ago

"The issue with Epic isn't combating their crap store; it's combating their crap business practices."
Exactly. I actually don't care about the lack of features, but their business decisions (or outright malicious actions like reading Steam files from our PC) make me never want to do anything with their company.

AlexMuncatchy30d ago

I feel really out of the loop, what's up with all this animosity towards the Epic store? Could someone explain this to me?

RedDevils30d ago

I need to know what kind of features do Steam have (outside of the community feedback of course). Cause I don't play on Pc using Steam ever, just buy from GOG that it and play.

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TK-6631d ago

They redesigned the store years ago before Epic was on the scene sooooooo...

harmny31d ago

Valve just sit on their 30% of revenue and does nothing new.
That's why. When you work at valve your can do whatever you want. That means nothing gets done.

Elwenil31d ago

What I want to know is how does Sweeney take a shit with his head and yours crammed up his ass?

harmny31d ago

@Elwenil. Nice try but I don't like the epic game store. I like GOG

Tiqila31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

I like the epic store and the new steam design.

Father__Merrin30d ago

@larry I think in a few years time EGS will be the goto place for AAA releases on PC

TheRealTedCruz30d ago

Based on what?
They aren't exactly garnering good will within the PC community.

quent30d ago

Still wipes the floor with you're PSN+

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Orionsangel31d ago

I like it! It reminds me of Launchbox

stupidusername31d ago

Anout time. Valve get nothing done these days. I see only good in Epic challenging them.

TheRealTedCruz31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

They should challenge them with a competent store and creating good will within the PC community, so they wouldn't have to hold games hostage in order to bring people to their platform.

Congratulating Epic on being competitive is like congratulating a professional fighter because he wins using cheap shots and brass knuckles. There's not a lot of worth to be had, but their end goal is met.

harmny31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Gog has a better store. No DRM and free stuff with every game. And nobody uses it except me.
You can't beat steam just with a better product

TheRealTedCruz31d ago


They offer better game packages, and put the work in to make older games playable, but to call it a "better store" is disengenuous.
It's missing a lot of the features and nuance that Steam does.

All the same, I give them my money as often as I can. To say that nobody uses it is far from true; being the second largest storefront on the market.
Steam is just simply a really large entity in the PC market.

Ddog4531d ago

AMEN brother, nailed it!

RedDevils30d ago

I want to know what kind of feature outside of having more games than GOG?

FinalFantasyFanatic30d ago


I prefer GOG, but sometimes, GOG just doesn't have the games I want.

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opc30d ago


I have GOG, but Steam lets me use their controller and customize any other controller

TheRealTedCruz30d ago

You can still use a Steam controller outside of Steam.
It's just a lot harder to program to make full use of it than it is on Steam.

On that note, I freaking love that controller.

opc30d ago


You can use it with non steam games and with the Desktop configuration but Steam must be running in the background. If that's the case, why not just get the game on Steam?

Orionsangel31d ago

Can this come out now!

My setup for Steam games on Launchbox is similar to this,

Profchaos30d ago

It's cool but I'm mostly interested in Universal Launchers and full intergration with all platforms steam, epic, Microsoft, Uplay etc I often forget I own games. I forgot I owner rise of the tomb raider on the Microsoft store.