It seems that Microsoft’s sharing plan for the Xbox One was a good idea, or at least Valve seems to think so. The great and beneficent software company announced today that it will be bringing this feature to Steam next week in Beta form.
The way this works is that once a computer is added to a certain Steam account’s “authorized” list, they can play games from that library on their own account, and earn achievements and badges and whatever other crazy gimmick Valve decides to add next.
When the original license holder wants to play, the person using the game is given a couple minutes to either buy the game for themselves and continue playing or save and quit so the account holder can play.
Seems like a pretty smart idea, and knowing Valve it will be implemented in such a way as to cut down on trolling. It’s designed for close friends and family members to play each others games, so be prepared to politely ask your friends to added to their authorized list.
What do you guys think about this move by Valve? Is it awesome? Is it terribad? Is terribad even a word? Yes. Yes it is.
Source – Steam