Running a beta test on Steam is normally something of a hassle, because developers have to hand out individual Steam keys to each person who wants to take part. But Valve is apparently trying to eliminate that aggravation by adding a new option that enables developers to incorporate testing signups directly into their Steam pages.

The new feature was revealed by Steam Database creator Pavel “xPaw” Djundik, who tweeted about its presence on the Steam page for Creative Assembly’s strategy card game Total War: Elysium, which is now in closed beta testing. Just underneath the “add to your wishlist” option is a button to request access to the playtest: Click it, and it changes to indicate that you’ve requested access, and to “keep an eye out for an email notification from Steam when the developer is ready to accept more participants.”

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