Valve announces Steam overhaul

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Valve is in the process of completing a major update to its digital platform Steam.

The Washington-based indie giant's new Steam client boasts a sharper UI, an integrated Steam news service, as well as enhanced customisability and more thorough game and download info pages.

A opt-in Beta version of the update is available now.

In making the announcement, Valve says that Steam's userbase has grown 200 per cent to reach over 25 million users in the last twelve months. The PC client offers over 1000 games after launching in 2004.

More details can be found on Develop