Valve to give a major facelift to Steam’s community features

By Debabrata Nath
13 August 2012 23:22 GMT

Valve’s announced that it plans to release a “major update to Steam Community”, which’ll be aimed at providing a more centralised point for gamers to find all that they need about a game available in its service.

This’ll be achieved by creating “Game Hubs” for its 2000 plus game titles, and these hubs will be used to highlight and enable the most highly-rated user created screenshots, videos, and workshop items for a particular game across Steam. It’ll also be used to collect related news, discussions, and comments about a particular game in one place.

“The New Steam Community is all about showing off the best content that gamers have created,” said Valve’s Emily Kent. “With over 89 million screenshots, videos, Steam Workshop maps, levels, mods, and items, plus news articles and product updates, the community has created an unbelievable wealth of content around their favorite games.”

Valve promises to reveal more features regarding this new service throughout the week over at Steam’s community page. A date for the closed beta will also be announced later this week.

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