You can now stream gameplay from all your favourite PC games to friends.
Rejoice, PC streamers – the latest client update for Steam finally brings Broadcasting into the mix.
Steam Broadcasting is similar to services like Twitch. You can essentially live-stream your gameplay to friends or worldwide to other players. Since the feature is directly embedded into Steam, you won’t have to rely on a third party service to stream.
Valve also announced that its FPS counter is out of the beta stage and can be used for accurately counting frames during gameplay. You can check out the full details on the client update here, which also includes bug fixes for Big Picture and Linux users and other optimizations.
How will Steam Broadcasting affect games like Dota 2 which usually run on a two minute delay to prevent cheating? We’ll find out in the coming weeks but for now, let us know what you think of the new streaming tools and FPS counter for Steam in the comments.