Valve Announcing The Upcoming Roll-Out Of Steam Cloud
Steam Cloud support, which was announced last May, will be released in tangent with Valve’s co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead demo later this week. Steam Cloud is expected to be compatible with all other Valve Steam releases (including the back catalog) after receiving support updates. Valve has also been providing other developers with the tools to make their own titles compatible free of charge.
Steam Cloud support is seamless, meaning any changes to a users game configuration such as graphics options and key settings, and best of all, save games, will propagate to the Cloud automatically. Upon logging into your Steam account from another PC, these settings will be synchronized down from the Cloud and automatically loaded by the game. Any changes to the configuration on this second machine are then synced to the Cloud for future sessions.
The simplicity from the perspective of the user of this new capability is quite brilliant.