In a very specific announcement, Steam have let us know that their trading cards are leaving beta tomorrow, Wednesday June 26th at 11am PDT (UTC−8). In case you weren’t sure what the trading cards are, they’re virtual cards that are earned by playing games on Steam. You collect them and, when you have enough, craft them into game badges. In turn, game badges will earn you tradable items like profile backgrounds and coupons.
If you’ve been using trading cards, you’ll be pleased they’re coming out of beta. If you haven’t, take heart, because the announcement came with some further news – the blog post also said: “Making trading cards available to all Steam users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about…”