Valve's Steam platform continues to grow and evolve and is showing no signs of slowing down, with today's announcement of a "major update" in the works for Steam Community.
A preview over on steamcommunity.com
promises four big additions, the first of which is revealed as Game Hubs: a central portal for every single game on Steam that will allow players to share screenshots and videos from the game, upload mods and Steam workshop content, all wrapped up with forums and everything else related to the game in one place.
"The New Steam Community is all about showing off the best content that gamers have created," says Emily Kent at Valve. "With over 89 million screenshots, videos, Steam Workshop maps, levels, mods, and items, plus news articles and product updates, the community has created an unbelievable wealth of content around their favorite games."
More new community features are to be revealed in the coming days, and the update is expected to be made available in Valve's traditional closed-beta manner before launching publicly.
Given that the Game Hubs concept already basically makes portals like moddb and other game-specific mod communities and fan sites redundant for Steam Workshop supported games, we're not quite sure what else could be in store.