Steam Greenlight Will Not Last Forever, Gabe Says
Despite Steam Dev Days not being open to press, we get all the details anyway thanks to folks livetweeting so much of it. One item that came out that way was that Steam is up to 75 million registered users. Another is that Valve doesn’t see Steam Greenlight as a tool it will want to use forever.
“Our goal is to make Greenlight go away,” said Gabe Newell, via VentureBeat. “Not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving.”
Some context is provided in this tweet from Tomas Rawlings of Aurock Digital.
Also says that Greenlight will fade away as the blocks between development and publishing on Steam are removed… #SteamDevDays
— Tomas Rawlings (@TomasRawlings) January 15, 2014
Essentially, they view Greenlight as a stopgap to use for now while they seek a better solution. That’s not surprising; Greenlight can be quite unwieldy.