You probably don’t spend a lot of time gazing at your Steam library (except maybe when you’re waiting for a particularly giant game to download) – but now you might be tempted to. The new Steam library beta’s introduced bigger, portrait-style icons for games in ‘shelves,’ and now users have figured out that customisation supports animated .png files – and the results are gorgeous.
As spotted by PCGamer, people have begun posting the dynamic cover art icons to places like the Steam Grid Subreddit and Resetera, and while it seems like creations are only in the early stages – with options for games a little limited for now – there are some really great options to choose from already. I was able to find ones for Skyrim, Life is Strange (plus Before the Storm), No Man’s Sky, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Old School RuneScape, The Witcher 3, and more – a couple of which you can check out below.
Stack them together in your new library and you end up with a lively deck of artwork that makes every one of your titles look just that bit more exciting and enticing. If you’ve not opted into the new library beta yet, it might be worth considering it, even if just to try these animated icons out.
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