Steam may let you share games with your friends in the future

Steam may let you share games with your friends in the future

steam logoOne of the biggest issues with downloadable games is the inability to share them with your buddies, but that could change in the near future if you use Steam. A NeoGAF poster noticed a few lines of code in the latest Steam beta that mention a “shared game library.” The code includes a dialog box that reads, “Just so you know, your games are currently in use by %borrower%. Playing now will send %borrower% a notice that it’s time to quit.

With digital games, it’s impossible to sell them back, trade them, or gift them, so the ability to share with a friend is welcomed. If Valve can pull off sharing digital games, it could set a precedent for sharing digital games on consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

There are no details about the limitations of such sharing. Will there be a time limit for sharing that game or can a friend borrow it indefinitely? How many games can you lend out at a time? We’ll just have to wait and see what Valve does.

[Source: NeoGAF | Via: Kotaku]

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