Valve announces a Steam
Lunar New Year Sale
is now underway, offering discounts on thousands of
games to celebrate the year of the dog. They
changes to how Steam Wishlists operate they've rolled out
today. They describe the following as the key pieces they've added so far:
- Steam has long shown the discount and price for
items on your Wishlist, but there hasn’t been a way of sorting or filtering
based on discounts. This can be frustrating when trying to find items during
a large Steam sale or to finding purchases at particular prices. Now you can
filter items shown on your Wishlist by levels of discount like 50% off or
75% off. You can also filter by various tiers of price, or filter to only
see items you can buy with your current Steam Wallet balance.
- We’ve also heard a lot of requests for the ability
to filter your Wishlist by tags or genres to help find games when you’re in
the mood for a strategy game or an RPG. So now Steam displays the top-ranked
tags for each item on your Wishlist. Clicking any of those tags will filter
your Wishlist to just other titles with that same tag applied. This makes it
easy to find the best co-op games on your Wishlist, or quickly find a
discounted horror game.
- Many players have reported that they find a
promising game currently in Early Access that they want to keep track of,
but aren’t interested in buying until the game has transitioned to full
release. Now your Wishlist will reflect if a game is currently in Early
Access, and we’ve added a filter option to hide those games until they have
transitioned from Early Access to full release.
- Players frequently add unreleased games to their
Wishlist, which is a helpful way to express interest in an upcoming release
and be notified when the game releases. But between now and that title’s
release, it isn’t always helpful to see those unreleased selections when
you’re shopping for something to play now. So we added the release date to
each Wishlist item along with a filter option to hide unreleased games until
they become available.