Category Archives: Steam

Improved Language Support for Spanish and Adding Vietnamese

We wanted to give you a heads up about some exciting language options coming to Steam. Starting today, we are adding two new languages (Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish) to the list of 26 languages officially supported by Steam. This means the Steam desktop client, the Steam store, and the Steam Community, are all translated to make it easier for Vietnamese or Latin American Spanish speakers to interact with Steam,

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Controller Gaming on PC

Controller Gaming on PC

Controller compatibility in PC games used to be managed only by the individual game developers, meaning a game supported a predetermined set of hardware and players selected from these prescribed input options. In 2015 we began an experiment to find out what happens when the community is less constrained. We shipped tools that allow Steam users to map controls from various devices (e.g. Steam Controller, PlayStation controllers, Xbox controllers) to

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Progress Update

Progress Update

It’s been a few months since we talked about how we want to approach shipping games with controversial content. In that blog post we talked about some of the tools we felt we needed to build and we thought it would be good to give you an update on where we are. We’ve done a number of things since that post, some which may seem unrelated, but if we are

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New Steam Chat – Now Released

New Steam Chat – Now Released

Today we’ve made the new Steam chat features, which have been in beta since June 12th, available to all Steam users. The all-new friends list and chat system makes it easier to chat and play games with your Steam friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the beta! We’ll continue to improve the new chat system based on your feedback and requests. We’ve already started working on making it

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Improvements to the “Upcoming” tab on Steam

Improvements to the “Upcoming” tab on Steam

Today we are rolling out a bunch of improvements in how we show you upcoming games on Steam. In the past, the Steam homepage included an Upcoming tab that showed customers a complete list of everything that was coming to Steam. This was a pretty simple feature — it was literally just a chronological list of upcoming titles. It didn’t do anything to build a list of games suited to

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