Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Steam unveils major updates to wishlist feature

Steam unveils major updates to wishlist feature

It's now possible to filter your list to show games discounted by a certain percetage, and there's the more generally useful option to only show titles that are currently on sale.

Even if you don't feel like loading up on cheap Steam games right now, it's worth popping over to the Lunar New Year Sale to see some cute dogs.

Valve rolled out a new update to Steam's wishlist functionality today, adding a bunch of new ways to advise the UI what you want to see. This update adds more filtering and sorting options, and shows more relevant information such as Early Access state, review score, and "add to cart" buttons (when available). This can be frustrating when trying to find items during a large Steam sale or to finding purchases at particular prices. In fact, the latter lets you sort according to the size of the discount: 50 percent, 75 percent, and so forth.

In addition to the visual upgrade, the Wishlist now has a selection of filters that can be applied to its games.

It's easier to keep track of Early Access titles now as any game currently in development on the list will reflect whether it's still in Early Access or has transitioned to a full release. So we added the release date to each Wishlist item along with a filter option to hide unreleased games until they become available. Now you can sort your wishlist by genre, tag, price, and whether it's on sale or not.

Valve says this feature wasn't previously available because it didn't "want to make assumptions about which version" of a game you were interested in when multiple editions of the same game were available.

Finally, games with a single purchase option can now be added directly to the user's cart from the Wishlist.

More details on the specific changes can be found on Valve's blog.

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