Game developer Valve is preparing what it considers to be a "major update" to the Steam Community, one that will introduce a Game Hub feature to each and every game. The Hubs will highlight the most popular user-created screenshots, videos, and Steam Workshop items as rated by the community, while also populating them with game related news, discussions, and comments.
"The New Steam Community is all about showing off the best content that gamers have created," says Emily Kent at Valve. "With over 89 million screenshots, videos, Steam Workshop maps, levels, mods, and items, plus news articles and product updates, the community has created an unbelievable wealth of content around their favorite games."
The forum integration means gamers will no longer have to fire up a Web browser and dive into a Steam forum to discuss a game or troubleshoot a title. Everything is centralized and separated by tabs that include All, Discussions, Workshop, Videos, Screenshots, and News.
Right now the Steam Community overhaul is a closed beta, though Valve says it will show a preview of a new feature each day from now until August 16.