Valve today announced the release of an update for the online game store Steam that adds several long-awaited features that will make the site easier to find and navigate. “We’ve noticed that more and more users are typing business unit names, tags, and developers into the search bar, so we decided to include them in the results.‘ Valve said in a press release.
Users will now see relevant tag, developer, and publisher suggestions in the list of auto-suggestions that appear as you type in search if they have their own Steam pages. For example, a search might suggest the tags “survival” or “zombie”. The search function now also provides relevant results for specific game franchises and even game categories, including “Early Access” for example. These relatively simple updates should make navigating Steam a whole lot easier given the number of games and apps available on the store.
Search has become smarter: if the user entered a search query with a typo, they still get the most relevant results. All of these improvements are also available through the Steam Mobile App and through the Steam website when viewed on mobile devices.
Earlier this week, the Valve team as well introduced Improvements to trailer display logic and categories on Steam product pages. Starting May 3, 2023, developers can post a maximum of two trailers before the screenshot gallery.