Steam Game Recording might be one of its best features yet, allowing players to capture and share footage using the launcher itself

Valve Introduces New Game Recording Feature on Steam

Valve has recently launched a new Game Recording feature on Steam, currently in beta testing. This new feature allows players to capture and share game footage directly through the Steam launcher, eliminating the need for external software.

The Game Recording feature is outlined on its dedicated landing page, highlighting the ability for players to capture individual highlights or record entire campaigns, with no apparent limit to the length of recorded footage besides the capacity of the user’s PC storage.

The Four Core Pillars of the Game Recording Feature

The website provides detailed information on the four main components of the Game Recording feature. Firstly, the Background Recording mode enables gameplay capture during a session without exceeding storage limits or user-defined durations. Additionally, an ‘On Demand Recording’ mode allows players to start and stop recording with a simple button press, providing access to a timeline for key moment selection and basic editing.

The second core pillar is the Replay function, designed to save and replay recent gameplay events, similar to the functionality on PS5 and Xbox consoles. This feature can be handy for reviewing gameplay or recalling important in-game dialogue.

Next up is the Clip feature, allowing users to trim down recorded footage to specific segments of gameplay. This feature is ideal for sharing selected clips with friends or creating compilations for platforms like YouTube Shorts.

Lastly, the Share feature enables players to efficiently convert clips to MP4 format for online sharing and across various social media platforms. Users can also transfer clips between devices, such as from Steam Deck to PC, enhancing versatility and accessibility.

Valve has also confirmed that Game Recording is Steam Deck Verified, ensuring that players can capture footage while on the go. This feature is expected to provide convenience and ease of use for players, eliminating the need for external recording software.