Valve announced Steam Labs, a new initiative with which the company headed by Gabe Newell invites players to try out some of the work in progress that could soon be implemented in the famous digital store dedicated to PC gaming.
Specifically, we are talking about some new features with which Steam intends to help customers search for new games and “hidden gems”. This intent will be pursued through three features in particular:
- Micro Trailer – arrange the games by genre on a single page, and by moving the mouse cursor over each one of them you can take a fleeting glance at short videos of six seconds useful to give you an idea of the gameplay;
- The Interactive Recommender – based on the titles most played by users, generates a list of games that could be of interest through the deployment of different sliders;
- The Automated Show – lists the most popular games of the day and generates 30 minutes of demonstration shows.
Valve considers these innovations as real experiments, and you can try them personally by reaching the newborn page dedicated to Steam Labs. While waiting for the company to officially announce the update of its marketplace ‘s design, this could represent a small window on the future of Steam, called for renewal after the overwhelming foray of Epic Games Store which, although still lacking a solid and complete infrastructure, can count on a growing number of important exclusives.