Steam Direct Will Replace Steam Greenlight Next Week

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Valve’s crowd-voting platform Steam Greenlight will be replaced by Steam Direct on 13th June.

As mentioned in Steam’s blog, it will not be accepting new game or software submissions via Steam Greenlight and voting has been disabled as of yesterday (6 June 2017) Valve will be reviewing the 3,400+ pending submissions and selecting the final batch of titles to pass through the process. Developers who paid to get onto Steam Greenlight are eligible for a refund if their games aren’t chosen.

Steam Direct will put games and other software directly on Valve’s marketplace. The process for developers will be streamlined and once all the digital paperwork is completed including bank and tax information and identification verified, a recoupable fee of $100 per game will be charged to release it on Steam. This fee will be returned in the payment period after the game has sold $1,000.