SteamVR Coming to China Through Partnership Between Valve and Perfect World

Steam goes to China with the help of Perfect World

Steam China will provide Chinese gamers and developers with a new way to access Steam's selection of games and entertainment. The gaming company just announced Steam Chat, which is now in beta for anyone to try. New features include a modernized chat experience, a more flexible friend list, group chats built for gaming, and more.

Valve will be working with Perfect World Games, a Chinese partner, to make a version of Steam for China.

Other media content is recognized automatically, e.g. videos on YouTube, and embedded so that the content can be viewed directly in the chat window and not by clicking on the link to load an external resource in a web browser. Soon, the AOL-esque chat of yore will be gone, replaced by the slick, fancy Discord chat of the present. Your IP address is private in the new system to prevent attacks and privacy issues. That isn't a bad thing-Discord has become popular with many gamers because it's one of the best communications platforms out there-but it's hard not to think Valve took a little too much inspiration here. "Persistent groups" and channels are supported, and Valve also promised improved security via "a new WebRTC-based backend".

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The new features are only available for those in the beta. You have the in-line media, the ability to create multiple text or voice channels in each group, and the ability to invite friends to a group with a link.it's nearly like someone at Valve opened Discord and chose to make the UI look more like Steams.

The new Steam Chat was released today and is available now via the Steam Beta option you which you can find in Settings and then Account.

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