Steam Reportedly Developing Spotify Wrapped For Games
There's no doubt that Spotify Wrapped has become a big part of the music service's draw, though we might be unwilling to admit it because it's a terrible reason to spend our money. We're more than happy to keep on with Spotify, as at the end of the year, we get a full recap of every minute of music we listened to.
Spotify Wrapped has become synonymous with the music service, where we wait for the start of December so we can boast to our friends how much we rely on bangers. Its end-of-year launch practically takes over Twitter for the day, and it's always fun to get involved. Now, it looks as though Steam is taking notes.
Is Steam Getting Its Own Spotify Wrapped?
It looks as though Steam is currently building a new page for the launcher, which supposedly will help players recap their year in PC gaming. If you want to know how long you spent trawling the Lands Between in Elden Ring or cutting around as a kitty in Stray, Steam could have you covered.
Dataminer Pavel Djundik has discovered that the backend of the Steam launcher has buried the software necessary to compile a player's data in a digestible way. It even has a working API, with data for VR sessions, controller playtime seconds, total playtime, and more. All of the data currently in the bowels of Steam can be seen in Djundik's tweet.
This isn't all that new, though, as gaming companies have been keen to let players know exactly how much game time they've logged over the course of a year. Seeing the success fo Spotify Wrapped though, Steam could be about to package it in a new way and place it under the tree for you in 2022.
Nintendo And PlayStation Have Their Own Wrapped Alternatives
For the last couple of years, Nintendo has offered its very own Year In Review service that lets players see which games they've indulged in the most. Plus, PlayStation took notes, as it introduced its own Wrap-Up that told players what they played most on their PS4 and PS5, but also added some free player avatars in the process too.
Steam might not be first to the party, but its entry into the world of yearly wrap-ups is a welcome one. Time to embarrass ourselves by outing our gaming habits and confirming we spent far too much time petting the dog on Hades or saving the bricky galaxy with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. As more and more jump in on the trend, we're asking Microsoft, where is its own Xbox Wrapped?