Steam has been around for a very long time. However, during most of its existence, the service interface remained the same since its inception in 2003. Recently, there has been a massive redesign of the Ludothèque as well as the configuration of the market. But now, Valve brought serious changes to the search engine to facilitate the lives of its customers.
The new enhanced version of the search engine will allow users to refine their research to better meet their needs. Previously, it could be difficult to find a particular game thanks to the wide variety of titles offered. Now there is a handful of new filters available, shoot a game or a kind you want will be much more rationalized. These new tags will be useful for more games, elements such as mods or market elements will also be affected. Global navigation is now easier than ever.
Many of these new changes could be attributed to the growing popularity of Epic Games Store, a relatively new online market that has become a direct competitor of Steam. While the new company is far from Steam in terms of real threat to its business, Valve took note and planned accordingly. The modernization of their site is certainly part of a plan to prevent users from leaving.
Whatever the motivation behind these movements, Steam users can stay quiet. It was sure to say that the old interface became a bit dated and that a change of decor was needed. Let’s hope that Valve continues to deploy new improvements to prevent things from becoming out of date.