Steam Cloud This Week

Steam News has word that the Steam cloud will launch later this week along with the demo for Left 4 Dead, storing user preferences online. Word is: "In this first release, the information stored and accessible through the Steam Cloud includes keyboard, mouse, and gamepad configurations, as well as multiplayer settings such as spraypaint images." No user intervention is required to make use of the cloud, and word is it will "just work," and going forward Cloud support will be free-of-charge to all publishers and developers using Steam, and Cloud support will be added to Valve's back catalog.