Steam unveils major updates to wishlist feature

Greg Lawrence
February 16, 2018

When we started planning out the set of improvements to players' Wishlists, we began with the frequent requests we see from the community.

The biggest change, and something that could potentially impact developers with titles on the platform, is the inclusion of a number of filters that allow players to hide games based on price, discount, or release type. In fact, the latter lets you sort according to the size of the discount: 50 percent, 75 percent, and so forth. These tags can be used to filter out games by genre, letting players look at all wishlisted games that share the same tag. There's also the option to see the price of games that are below your Steam Wallet balance, $5, or $10.

Check out the wishlist update by heading over to the Steam Blog's official announcement. In other words, you can finally add such a game to your wishlist to keep track of its full release but avoid having it clutter your wishlist when you're looking to shop in the meantime.

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Additionally, there are a now a couple of options created to help temporarily shrink your wishlist by hiding those games that you want to track but that you can't or don't want to buy just yet. But between now and that title's release, it isn't always helpful to see those unreleased selections when you're shopping for something to play now. Maybe best of all, you can filter out early access and unreleased games.

The combination of filters and sort-orders users pick will also automatically save and apply next time the Wishlist is accessed. In some cases, you can add a title directly to your cart. For example, some games have a Deluxe Edition or multiple Starter Pack options that make the offer more complicated.

Also, games can now be added to the cart straight from the Wishlist without needing to visit their store pages.

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