Steam’s Trading Cards System To Leave Beta, Soon
Valve is committed to updating and upgrading its Steam service offering. A few days ago, it was rumoured that the leading online games distributor could offer a system that allows users to share games with friends.
The sharing system is expected to work in the most simple manner, ever: Friend One gives a game to Friend Two. Friend One relinquishes his right to play, leaving Friend Two with all of the enjoyment.
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And that’s only one system in the works.
Steam has also created a Trading Cards feature, and it’s scheduled to leave beta on the 26th of June.
Valve’s Trading Card system will allow players to ‘win’ virtual cards by playing games on Steam. These cards can be traded to other players, or redeemed for virtual items and Steam coupons.
The Trading Cards will, furthermore, be connected to some sort of an experience system. The level of your Steam account will unlock features such as an increased friends list size, as well as the ability to customise one’s Steam profile page.
“We’ll be continuing to iterate on existing features and add new ones after the release. There are a few things we have talked about previously that we really wanted to get to, that have now been pushed till post release – Trade Offers, and the Card Binder. They will still get done we just don’t have an exact timeline on that,” said Valve’s John Cook.
Cook then also hinted that Trading Cards will work alongside Steam’s summer sale.
“Making trading cards available to all Steam users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about,” he concluded.