Valve has created Steam Labs, a section of Steam for Valve where it will show some experiments they are doing so you can get to know them, test them and thus be able to report problems to improve them. They are developing the entire Steam environment with many new features, and the home for all those tests will now be Steam Labs for the test period. Without a doubt, it is good news to know that they have that eagerness to innovate and continue adding new features, and also to know that we will be able to test them and find out about them before the final launch.
What Valve intends with Steam Labs is that you can interact with their experiments and show your opinion on whether or not it is worth continuing with these developments, and if you like them, also share your impressions about how this project should evolve or what you would like it to become. In fact, if you want to know more and see the first experiments, they are already available at this page.
At the moment there are already some experiments being shown to the public. Valve wanted to share these 3 projects with you:
- Micro Trailers: is a six second trailer for each game. Something short but enough to give you an idea of what the video game is without having to watch a somewhat longer video.
- Interactive Recommender- This is a "machine learning" recommendation system for suggesting games you might like while using Steam. Although Valve has said that the new recommendation system will not be able to suggest new video games that do not yet have players, since it does not know data from them. But after a few days taking data from them, you will be able to do it.
- Automatic Show: This is an automatically generated daily video to show popular video games.
That makes Valve much more open and it is something interesting for users. At the end of the day, they are functions for them and who better than them to know if they like something or not.