Valve Announces Steam Cloud

In a conference today at Valve headquarters in Seattle regarding Steam, Valve's online distribution platform, the company announced a new remote storage solution for data from games.

This free service, known as Steam Cloud, will extend the Steam service to allow you to save progress from games, options, keyboard bindings and possibly much more from your games on Steam.

There will be no limit to the storage you can use, and all data will be saved automatically to the servers. Even video replays and screenshots can be stored.

As you would expect, Valve's own offerings will be the first to support the Cloud system, including the Half-Life series, Counterstrike and Team Fortress 2. Left 4 Dead will support it from release.

For any developers out there, Steam Cloud will be available in the Steamworks tools.

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