Quick! Check your inboxes, because the Steam Family Sharing Beta is up and running. Valve sent invites to the first 1000 participants this week, and if you got an invite, all you have to do is go to this page to begin spreading the Steam love with your family, friends, and people who you want to share their giant Steam library with your eventually.
Valve, who is also in the process of releasing a brand new Operating System, as well as “Steam Machines” and another announcement to be made tomorrow, released information about the program a few weeks ago. Essentially, the all new Steam feature allows Steam members to share their libraries with up to 10 other users that they specify. Those 10 users can then earn their own achievements, cards, and save their progress with those games! Cool right? The only downside is that only one user at a time can access each game, but it’s only fair for it to be that way!
Valve has not released details on how long the beta will run, or when the full featured version will go live. If you want any information about what can be done with this wondrous program, check out the Steam Family Sharing FAQ.
What do you think about this new program? Ready to play games you don’t own?