Steam is doing away with its famed (and kinda broken) Greenlight program and replacing it with steam direct.
Greenlight relied on votes, the more popular games got 'greenlit' and the lesser ones didnt. This gave rise to Vote Farming groups on steam and crappy games getting more attention than actual well made games.
Steam Direct however will cut the step short, Valve will now release your game after they get some details from the you, mostly of financial nature, with a one time fee (just for releasing, they still get a cut of the profit).
The fee itself hasn't been decided yet, I've heard rumours about it being from $100 - $5000. I hope its not 5000, but I also hope its not 100.
If its 5000, we may never get to see true indie finds anymore, if its 100, we'll be littered with garbage.
Thoughts? Like it? Hate it?
A Detail article if you want to have a read: Valve says goodbye to Steam Greenlight, hello to “Direct” publishing