Have you recently logged out and back in to Steam? Many GameStar readers would probably answer this question with no and quite honestly, who has several accounts that they have to switch back and forth on a regular basis?
Well, apart from privileged game editors, of course, more about that in my column on the new Netflixization of the Steam login.
However, if you’re actually an account juggler like me, or if you own a Steam deck, you may have seen the recently introduced “Who’s playing?” window when launching your Steam client.
If so, you may feel very special now. Because you belong with it an absolute minority in the GameStar community.
Only a fraction of GameStar readers know about it
A survey of almost 1,500 participants on GameStar.de showed that 72 percent of those who voted I had never seen the new login method before reading my column. On the other hand, 18 percent confirm that they have already noticed the window. Nine percent did not provide any information.
This is consistent with the results of a non-representative survey in the GameStar editorial teamwhere also far from all editors could say that they are familiar with the “Who’s playing?” profile selection.
One of our employees was shown the feature when logging in, but complained that her profile was always only with question mark be represented. Her disillusioned comment: “Steam sees me and is like… ??”
Not a desired feature
Interesting: More than 60 percent of the survey participants from the GameStar community would not even use the new practical profile change when logging in to Steam if they saw it. There are clearly too few privileged game editors among them.
Nevertheless, I will tell you a secret at the end: The answer to the question about my profile picture on Steam was not correctly guessed by anyone in the column’s comments section. It was so simple: I am of course the Persian prince in the middle of the picture above.