Steam Labs has been working hard at improving the experience on Steam, and now a new test is underway. Steam News is getting some serious improvements as part of a new test that will enhance the current Curator experience.
Currently, Steam offers three major ways for third parties to serve up new information to gamers. Individual games can release announcements, curators can make new entries, and a handful of gaming sites get their news posts listed in certain feeds. Now, that whole world is about to open up to a lot more people — and of course, TechRaptor will be there, too.
Steam Labs has announced Experiment 009, a major improvement to the Steam News Hub. This opens up the platform massively, giving gamers a lot more choices for how they get their information.
How Does the Steam News Steam Labs Test Work?
The new Steam Labs test is pretty straightforward. To start, you're able to view a selection of different sites releasing their latest news stories. This is all presented in a scrolling feed view sorted in chronological order.
You don't have to view all of these sites, though! Gamers can exercise a pretty good level of control, precisely selecting which curators they would like to see distribute the news to their feed. You will, of course, also have the option to turn off this feature entirely and ignore any news from outside sources when viewing content on Steam.
This is a pretty great improvement to Steam's current news offerings, but I should caution you that it isn't necessarily permanent. Steam Labs is used to test out experimental features — there's always the chance that Valve will take things back to the drawing board and try again in a different way. For now, you should follow the TechRaptor Steam News Hub to keep up with all of the latest and greatest gaming news!
What do you think of the latest Steam Labs experiment? Where do you usually get your gaming news? Let us know in the comments below!