SteamValve announced on Wednesday Steam Family Sharing, a new feature that allows close friends and family members to share their libraries of games. The company revealed Family Sharing will become available next week as a limited beta on Steam, open to the first thousand gamers that sign up. The new feature lets you share your games with close friends and family members also on Steam. Once shared, you can play another person’s game while still earning your own achievements as well as storing game progress to the Steam cloud. To take advantage, all you have to do is ask your friend or family member to authorize your computer so you can access their library of Steam games. From there, you can access, download, and play their games for free. A Steam account may authorize Family Sharing on up to 10 devices at a given time. That being said, simultaneous usage of an account’s library is not allowed.

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