So the beta for the new steam update is live now and I am not sure. I like the initial impressions, like the “What’s New”, Recent Games part, but I don’t care about Recent Friend Activity but I can’t remove it or move any of the new shelves above it. There is a very small play button by the filtered list that make it show only installed or “ready to play” games which doesn’t change the recent games.
For Dynamic Collections you can choose genres but the genres are iffy as this shows
Seven is not a strategy game, its an RPG with action combat. Sword Legacy is an RPG but it tactical combat so maybe, but The Light Keeps Us Safe is a FPS horror game.
There are beta bugs with tags and sorting but from trying to use their tags on the store, I am sure some things are working and I am weird, like I can’t make one collection for any games that have either FPS or Third-Person Shooter, they most have both tags.
Also the players thing, if I put Coop and Multiplayer it doesn’t show me Tricky Towers which is 4 players on the one screen because they are versus, same as Sonic Racing
Also you can sort it so that the installed games come top by sorted by size on disk. I like that I can see the size they take up in case I want to uninstall but who would sort by size? The same as Metacritic Score, like you have already bought it, could be a nice thing on the game page but for sorting? Also I have a good number of games that have no metacritic score. I like that last played shows you the date you played it on.
Its also a few clicks to get all games, you have to go to filtered list and untick group by collection and then go to all.
The game page is nice but I would like DLC to be much higher up, also the activity feed has friends and updates in the feed so I can see it being easy to miss an update there for a game that is popular
The DLC I have is under trading cards which is under achievements on the right column.
It is much easier to find games on it than on Epic though, I just was hoping for more or better after nearly 200 years of waiting for a new layout.