Two bits of Steam news for you here, as Valve continue iterating on Steam features for players and developers.
The first of which, is that it seems Steam now supports game trials with Dead Space giving you the ability to play 90 minutes free until May 29th. As far as I know, this is officially the first proper time Valve has enabled a developer to do this. With it being announced in a Steam post, the game is also 20% off.
You can play Dead Space on Steam Deck and Linux desktop with Proton 8.0. Although if you're on desktop Linux, you might want Proton Experimental which recently enabled the NVAPI for it (for NVIDIA GPUs).
What do you think to trials of games on Steam?
Another bit of news is more for developers, but it's actually a good thing for Steam customers as well. Valve announced in a Steamworks blog post some upgrades to player tracking systems for developers. With it, Valve mentions their focus on user privacy. An interesting point here is that Valve are dropping support for Google Analytics as "Google’s tracking solutions don't align well with our approach to customer privacy" and so they're building the more useful parts directly into Steam. Nice.