Steam Gets Its Big Overhaul Next Week

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Developer Valve is wrapping up the beta for its big changes to the Steam UI this week, promising to roll out the still-in-beta version of its PC gaming service to everyone next Monday.


The beta version of Steam's new UI kicked off in February, bringing with it a slick new interface, future compatibility with the Mac and a news feed—that happens to include news from Kotaku—among many other things.

If you've opted in, you know what you're due for next week. If not, take a visual tour of the new client to see what you're getting yourself into.

Valve's update on the matter doesn't mention the Mac version of Steam, previously slated to launch in April alongside versions of Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike Source. You may notice that we're running out of April, but stay tuned.

Steam Client UI Update to Release on Monday [Steam News]


Andy French

The only problem I've had while participating in this beta, and it's a big one, is that Steam seems to need to update itself like five times a day. Logging me out, restarting to apply, rinse and repeat.