Steam Greenlight Turns Red
ByDate: Feb 12 2017 Views:
From a latest post in Steam Community by Alden, we are shocked to know that Steam Greenlight will turn red for itself soon. We are not going to see Greenlight any more in Steam Distribution, but a new and more direct mode will be introduced after the halt of Greenlight service.
As a replacement or even an upgrade, Steam decided to prepare a more direct digit distribution: Steam Direct. Alden explained in the community as:
After the launch of Steam Greenlight, we realized that it was a useful stepping stone for moving to a more direct distribution system, but it still left us short of that goal. Along the way, it helped us lower the barrier to publishing for many developers while delivering many great new games to Steam. There are now over 100 Greenlight titles that have made at least $1 Million each, and many of those would likely not have been published in the old, heavily curated Steam store.
The new path “Steam Direct” is targeted for Spring 2017 and every developer can publish their projects with a publishing fee to be confirmed later. The reason for pushing out Steam Direct was depicted as ‘removing the largest remaining obstacle to having a direct path’, and Steam determined to move away from a small group of people trying to predict which games would appeal to vastly different groups of customers. Also the fee will help to avoiding those trolling non-developers and enrich the store with qualified games. Read the full post here.