This is Steam's new design, according to a leak

Steam Database has revealed images (opens in new tab) of what is supposedly a work-in-progress version of Steam's ongoing interface redesign. SteamDB said the pictures were "leaked through an update to the Chinese CS:GO launcher".

If they're legitimate, then it's certainly an upgrade on the current client—it's sleeker, and should be easier to navigate. I especially like how each game gets an icon in your library list on the left of your screen, as in other launchers. Update: These icons are already in the current version of Steam, but they're turned off by default. If you want to turn them on, click the plus sign at the top of your games list. 

The image above is a specific game page, while the main library page is below.

SteamDB also showed off a new hover effect for trading cards that makes them pop out of the page when you mouse over them. Its Twitter account continues to tweet out snippets of the design, so keep an eye on it (opens in new tab) if you want to find out more.

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We know that a new design is due this year, alongside other changes to discoverability and chat that Valve outlined in January (opens in new tab). If you're interested, you can see how Steam's design has changed over the past 15 years here (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.