Valve has announced that Steam Trading Cards will be going live this week.
The cards have been in beta for a few months, but will go live for everyone at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 26. The cards give in-game rewards and other features to various games that are in the program. Currently, Dota 2, Half-Life 2, Portal 2 and more are in the beta, and more games will be added for the launch.
In addition, Valve ended the announcement by saying, “”Making trading cards available to all Steam users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about…” which sounds like a tease to the annual Steam summer sale.