Beta Steam Client Going Live on the 26th

If you are an active steam gamer then you probably already know about the new steam interface, which is currently in beta. If your not a fan of the the new UI, then it will smack you in the face soon enough. However, if you want to smack yourself earlier with the upcoming UI release, you can still opt into the beta and give it a test drive.

After two months in beta and over twenty updates, the Steam Client UI Update is slated to release to all Steam users this coming Monday, April 26th.

We’d like to extend our thanks to all of you who’ve taken part in improving Steam by participating in the 2010 Steam UI Update beta. You’ve put the beta through its paces and provided great ideas and feedback.

The beta has been a huge success. The number of you who participated exceeded all our expectations, and so far you’ve created 25 thousand posts to the beta user forums. As a result of your participation, the Steam team has had the feedback required to make the new Steam client more reliable and useful than ever.

For those of you who’ve yet to join the beta, it’s not too late! By participating now, you’ll be updating your system to include our most recent developments. You’ll also minimize the amount of content required to download later, once the released version becomes available. And last but not least, you’ll be experiencing the future of Steam now, including dozens of new features, bug fixes and general improvements.

Regardless of whether you’ve chosen to opt into the beta, keep your eye out for the Steam client update on Monday, April 26th, when a brand new Steam is headed your way.