Steam might let you borrow friends’ games more easily than next-gen consoles

A snippet of code in the Steam digital distribution platform has revealed that Valve may be planning to let users easily share their games with friends in the future. The Verge has verified the code’s authenticity, which was originally spotted by a member of the NeoGAF gaming forum; the code references a ”shared game library” and a notification that would alert a user when their games are currently in use by a borrower. Steam users can, of course, already share their games by lending friends their usernames and passwords, but that’s not the most efficient or secure method of sharing. A shared game feature would be a huge addition to the Steam platform, and a highly attractive feature in light of Sony and Microsoft’s battle over sharing… Continue reading… ]]> http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/19/4445844/valve-steam-game-sharing