Steam user-based sorting system, Tags, launches in beta

Steam's latest feature, Steam Tags, is now available in beta for users to tag games with titles, themes, attributes and more for easy sorting, Valve announced today.

Tags can include descriptions such as "action," "FPS" or "difficult." Those that are applied frequently to games will become featured categories on Steam, which users can browse via a special section in the Steam Store. The new feature will also allow users to browse tags recommended specifically for their experience, based on what they've recently played.

According to Valve's Al Farnsworth, the feature is intended to make browsing easier.

"As the catalog of products available on Steam continues to grow, we want to ensure that it is easy for customers to find the particular types of games or software they are looking for," Farnsworth said. "With this new feature, we are providing another powerful tool to help organize and browse products on Steam."

The FAQ page for Steam Tags adds that the feature is currently in beta because Valve needs data in its system before it can launch in full.

"That means the initial categorization of items might be a bit off until we see what kind of tags are becoming prevalent and tune the system for the best results," the post reads.

More from Polygon

Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

  • Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker