On May 5, Valve released a significant update to Steam that significantly improved the service’s quality of life for PC gamers. Users won’t have to wait for an extra update to witness the difference and the benefits of this modification to the Steam desktop and mobile apps.
Recently, a beta version of the Steam desktop client was released, allowing users to keep multiple overlays visible while playing a game and write notes with rich text formatting that can be retrieved later, even during offline play sessions.
This would enable players to have a customized browser window in the overlay for watching videos or consulting a walkthrough when they get stuck. If you’re wondering what else gamers may learn, the most recent Steam update can help.
While searching for a game or developer in the Steam store, the auto-suggest tool has been updated as of the May 5 patch. According to Valve, the company adopted the search function based on feedback from players that use Steam on many platforms.
If a user is interested in the Final Fantasy series of games, for instance, they will find the best games in the franchise in the drop-down menu, as well as a link to the main hub page for the series on Steam.
Roguelikes and role-playing action games are only two examples of genres that can be tagged this way. Also, the update will do its best to compensate for misspelled words, so even if a player makes a mistake in their search, they should still be able to discover what they’re looking for.
In addition to the PC and mobile versions, the Steam Deck has also been updated. Valve’s portable device recently turned a year old, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down thanks to continual updates and upgrades to the device by Valve and by users who have the tools to do so.
The Asus ROG Ally, compatible with Windows 11, Steam, and other shops, has become a formidable rival to Valve and the Steam Deck. What else Valve will do to improve the gameplay experience is unknown now.