Valve added another Steam Labs experiment to Steam. The latest new feature for the transition from beta to live product is “Experiment 008: Play Next”. This tool suggests games from your library that use your habits and machine learning. Maybe now you can finally overcome this shame. (Spoiler: you won’t.)
You can now find Play Next on Steam as long as you update to the latest version. Once you’ve done this, go to your library. Play Next should appear as one of your game shelves. This should help anyone with a large library of games to search their backlog. And since tons of people always buy more games than they play on every sale of Steam, many people should find this useful.
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But does it work? Valve claims that it uses AI to make recommendations. But does that mean that it knows which games you will like best? Well, it sure seems to get me. My top recommendations are Superhot VR, Cuphead, Gorn and Hollow Knight. I’ve already played Superhot VR and Cuphead on other platforms, but Steam is absolutely right that I would like these games. I played it and I enjoy it.
I’m also sure I would dig Gorn and Hollow Knight. Both games were already on top of my mental disgrace. But now Steam can remember it as well as my brain.