Steam is ever-evolving and the new Interactive Recommender machine learning system is still, well, learning. Sometimes, the discovery queue recommends a game that you actually like, but you’ve played it before on a console or maybe on another digital store. When you then say you are not interested in the game, it might confuse Steam and later, they might not recommend similar games that you will also love.
That’s where a new feature on the Steam store comes in, allowing you to ignore a game but still get recommendations for similar titles. It is called “Played on Another Platform”. By selecting this option in your discovery queue for a game, the system will still not show you the game again, but the game will still be used to feed you recommendations for other similar titles thanks to the new Interactive Recommender.
Valve’s Alden Kroll explains that “the plan is to feed the new ‘played on other platforms’ data into new recommendation engines”.
If you used the ignore option on games in the past and want to rectify the situation with the new “Played on Another Platform” option, you can view your list of ignored titles under the Not Interested tab on Steam. Here’s a handy link so you can see how many games you have ignored in the past.
What do you think about this new option and have you ignored games in the discovery list on Steam simply because you have already played them on another platform? Let us know in the comment section below.