In an attempt to reach some more devices which currently don’t have a Steam app I decided to put some serious effort in developing a Windows RT version of SteamCenter. I started earlier this year to design a basic framework but abandoned all of the work due to the lack of time. Now since I got my own Surface last week there is one think really missing for this great tablet. A Steam app. I’ve spent the last days an enormous amount of time creating a Windows RT framework for SteamCenter to provide the best possible experience. Learning from the mistakes and bad design decisions of SteamCenter for Windows Phone I think the current progress is good if not great that far. A version 1.0 should be released by the first weeks of August.
With the SteamCenter core redesigned expect a new Windows Phone app which will be Windows Phone 8 optimized. This is a side-effect of the developing tools by Microsoft. With that said the current Windows Phone app will remain at version 18.104.22.168. The new Windows Phone app will coexist with this version so both apps will be updated seperately in future.
I’ll show some screenshots from time to time of the RT version just to get some user feedback so watch out for news
I appreciate all reviews of SteamCenter on the marketplace and want to thank all users for using the app. Please people don’t forget that it’s not in my hand to fix the chat feature since there is nothing to fix. The methods for using the chat feature have been removed so sadly I have no chance to activate the chat again. As long as this fact does not change all apps will remain without chat. I therefore removed the pro version from the marketplace. SteamCenter RT will be completely free with some ads enabled. If Valve brings back the chat methods be sure I will do everything to implement the chat again.