Steam Update Will Save Users' Games

| 30 May 2008 15:25

Steam users will no longer need to worry about their saved games being wiped away with their hard drives.

Valve has announced a new free service, called Steam Cloud, that will keep its users' saved games and configurations stored online.

The service is starting off with support for in-house games, such as the Half-Life series and upcoming Left 4 Dead game, as well as CounterStrike (key mappings).

The saved data, initially stored to hard drive if a player is offline, will be added to the network the next time she or he is online again.

Valve is also weighing whether to store replay and kill-cam videos from online games like Team Fortress 2.

Steam Cloud, which will also be made available for free to other developers, is set for release "in the near future."


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