Steam will now indicate how much space a game requires before you try to install it

Valve is making a change to Steam that will finally let users see how much storage space a game requires without having to try to install it first. In fact, if you’re signed up for the Steam beta client program, you can take advantage of the new feature right now.

It’s a relatively minor change, and easy to miss, but here’s what it looks like. Currently, game listings in Steam indicate the last time a game was played, how much time has been spent playing, and the number of achievements earned:

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In the beta build, however, “Last Played” is out, and in its place is “Space Required”:

(Image credit: Remedy Entertainment)

(Click the icon in the top-right of each image to see it full size.)