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Steam is Getting a New Native Gameplay Recording Tool – Beta Now Available

Valve is adding a new native gameplay recording tool to Steam as well as the Steam Deck and it’s available right now in beta. Valve calls it Steam Game Recording – a handy tool that makes it much easier to record gameplay and clips without tanking or interrupting your game’s performance.

Valve explained that Steam Game Recording will allow users to continuously record clips with background recording or manually turn on recording with a hotkey. A “Steam Timeline” will pop up during recording that lets you add markers to interesting moments in your gameplay. Developers can also mark their own interesting moments on the timeline during their games, saving you the trouble of having to dig through footage to find it – a feature that’s already been implemented in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike 2.

Valve explained how Steam Game Recording won’t affect your PC’s performance:

“Steam Game Recording has been designed with the goal of taking as little computer resources away from the game you are playing as possible. It takes advantage of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards to remove most of the performance cost of creating video recordings. When run on systems without those graphics cards, the system’s CPU is used to create video recordings which may cause a noticeable performance impact on those systems.”

The native gameplay recording tool will not record your desktop and you’ll be able to choose how you want to share your clips: either through exporting a clip to MP4, sending the clip to the Steam mobile app or creating a temporary link. While it’s still in beta, Valve promises that more features will be added in the near future such as individualised game settings and more.

This marks a new wave of changes coming to the platform. Earlier this year, Steam also launched its revamped family game-sharing feature, which let users sharing a main account play games at the same time as the owner.

Source: Valve

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