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Steam may launch game-sharing feature soon

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Einzo:


3 lines of code found in the latest Steam client beta make reference to something called a "shared game library", which has caused speculation that you may soon be able to share your purchases with friends.


--- Code: ---"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicense_Title" "Shared game library"
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_OwnerText" "Just so you know, your games are currently in use by %borrower%. Playing now will send %borrower% a notice that it's time to quit."
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_BorrowerText" "This shared game is currently unavailable. Please try again later or buy this game for your own library."
--- End code ---

As shown in the codes above, playing a shared game will result in the service intimating that a particular game is in use by a 'borrower'. Playing a game while it is with a borrower will show the borrower an error stating that the game is no longer available, returning you your game.

Fluxatrixx:
gotta love it when people actually bother reading the sourcecode for info like these.

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