Valve looking to do away with Greenlight
According to Blooded Games CFO Dave Oshry and other developers who were in attendance at the Steam Dev Days event, Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell had stated during the introductory address that Valve’s goal is to eventually get rid of Greenlight.
Oshry tweeted quotes from what Gabe Newell said. “Our goal is to make Greenlight go away, Not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving.” Oshry said that Newell had been talking about how he wanted to give developers more control over Steam and how they use the platform to promote their games.
Currently there aren’t a lot details as to why or how Greenlight will one day be removed from Steam. However earlier this week, Ridiculous Fishing developer Rami Ismail was reported as saying that he believes Valve would soon be killing Greenlight. In an article by PC Gamer which reported on a translated GameKings.tv interview featuring Ismail, he said:
“I’m thinking that because they’ve been clearing the queue at such a rapid rate, They’ve been clearing 100 games every month. . .You don’t do that because there are 100 good games on Greenlight every month. You do that because you want to get rid of everything that isn’t greenlit before you kill it, so you don’t upset developers.”