steamlead 1 Steam Family Sharing will allows users to share libraries with family, friends

If you’ve ever wanted to allow your friends or family access to your Steam library without having them overwrite your saves or interfere with your achievement progress, good news – Valve seems to think that’s a good idea. Steam Family Sharing has been announced, promising to allow gamers to share their owned Steam catalog with up to 10 friends and family. While there are some limitations – such as the need to already have the game downloaded and installed on the computer in question – the details sound promising, particularly for those gamers who share computers.

This one’s going into beta before a full release, and those interested in getting invited to the program should join the Steam Family Sharing group for a chance at beta access.