Steam PC To Get A Notification Page And Game Notes Feature, Hints Datamine

The new features will arrive on both the client application and the web.

Story Highlights

  • According to the SteamDB creator, the PC Steam client and the web store will receive a notification page, like in the mobile application.
  • A game notes feature is also planned for the future, and it will provide players with a built-in note-writing place to keep track of every title on the Steam store.
  • The use of external applications will become redundant after Valve releases the game notes writing feature. The details regarding the update are currently unknown.

Valve is reportedly working on a notification page, and a game notes feature for the PC Steam store, as revealed by the prominent dataminer and SteamDB creator. The latest datamines by Pavel Djundik have unveiled the alluring prospects; the largest PC digital marketplace for users will also receive a game notes feature. The features will be added to the client application and the online web store in future updates.

The notification page feature is currently only available on the mobile application. As per the datamine, it will arrive at the web store and the PC Steam application once Valve replaces the old VGUI from the client. The notifications can be turned off on the mobile app, and that option is likely to be included in the other versions when the update arrives in the future.

The Steam users have rejoiced at the news because many gamers currently use a notepad or a physical journal to keep track of in-game activities. It will greatly benefit the users if the new features allow players to write multiple notes on a game’s Steam library page. The ability to mark down notes on Steam will let us easily manage games in a single place instead of using external applications.

Using third-party applications to write notes has been a hassle for everyone to keep track of every respective title, but the new game notes feature will allow for easy access for the community. Moreover, there are still many titles that do not implement an in-game note-writing system. Integrating a built-in notes system will help the PC community by a mile.

Additionally, a simple integration alone could serve as a great enhancement to the Steam experience. The community assumes the new notes update will even let users store images to keep a mental note and remember specifics for the future, but that is just a rumor for now. On a side note, a renowned extension dubbed Augmented Steam already adds a primitive game notes system for the Steam platform on PC.

However, the game notes feature is likely to be a private implementation because moderating publically written notes for every entry would not be an easy task, and it will be quite messy. Moreover, Steam already features multiple ways for the community to interact, like discussions and guides. 

The notification system will also let gamers stay alert with the latest happenings on the Steam storefront. The users will likely be able to opt for the option to receive only certain types of notifications, just like in the mobile version. There will be many more choices available with the new update to customize the experience according to every user’s liking.

Steam has long dominated the PC marketplace for games, and other contenders have not been able to come anywhere close to dethroning the giant hub. The active user base is usually close to 30 million near the weekends, and the old concurrent player records are often broken every other week. Furthermore, the accredited client had almost one buyer every second in the last year.

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