Valve gives Steam its biggest update and redesign in years

PC gamers could easily make a joke that three things in life never change: death, taxes, and the classic look of Steam. One of those things just changed, though; Valve just released the most substantial overhaul to Steam in years, including a visual makeover and several new features.

Further, the company has brought the Mac and Linux versions of Steam closer to parity with the historically superior Windows version.

Valve says “the most impactful changes” are actually under the hood. The company’s developers put effort into achieving greater consistency between how things work in Steam for desktop, the TV-oriented Big Picture mode, and Steam Deck. This codebase overhaul means that new features that come to the desktop version of Steam can simultaneously ship on Steam Deck with minimal effort.

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