Steam Greenlight to close eventually as Valve keeps the service “evolving”

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By on January 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Steam Greenlight may have got a number of interesting games onto the service but its days are unfortunately numbered, according to a talk given by Gabe Newell and others at the first inaugural Steam Dev Days overnight.

“Our goal is to make Greenlight go away,” said Newell, as reported by Rise of the Triad developer Dave Oshry on his Twitter account (press and media are not allowed into the conference).

“Not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving.”

Most of the information leaking out of Steam Dev Days is that Valve wants Steam to be more and more open, and wants developers to take control of — and responsibility for — marketing their own creations. Perhaps the ultimate goal is that anybody will be able to get their game onto Steam without Valve’s interference at all.

Also revealed at the conference is that Valve will be licensing third party manufacturers to create Steam Controllers, and that the final design of the controller has changed. The touchscreen that was present has now been removed, and other elements reworked. Take a look below (via Twitter):

Source: PC Gamer, Kablekill

9 comments (Leave your own)
Artful-dodgeR

Don’t think anyone is really that shocked.

 

They removed the touch screen? But why?

 

Sounds good to me if it’s more open and fair for people to get on Steam.
Was pretty facepalmingly terrible how some amazing indies were literally on the system for 9+ months…. but then some garbage like Surgeon Simulator gets a video from one of the most annoying youtube… ugh “celebrities” like Pew Die Pie or whatever that fool’s name is and it gets the pass within days…

Good riddance to a broken system.

 

stoibs:
Sounds good to me if it’s more open and fair for people to get on Steam.
Was pretty facepalmingly terrible how some amazing indies were literally on the system for 9+ months…. but then some garbage like Surgeon Simulator gets a videofrom one of the most annoying youtube… ugh “celebrities” like Pew Die Pie or whatever that fool’s name is and it gets the pass within days…

Good riddance to a broken system.

While I agree he’s a talent-less moron, Surgeon Sim was initially designed not to be serious, and thats what made it both funny and successful.

Why ditch the touch screen though? I thought it looked cool and useful. :<

 

Surgeon Simulator…. garbage? Does not compute.

 

I guess the touchscreen might have been too expensive per unit for not enough usefulness.

 

tacitus42,

You’re probably right. I’ll still be getting one though.

 

Speaking of the touchscreen being removed rumour, I hope there’s more buttons near the top. I use my x360 controller using what I guess is called ‘the claw’ (holdover from Halo 2 days) so having my thumbs doing stuff by taking them off the touchpads will be tedious.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4A5nRHpM0aY/Ts7vOB-8-7I/AAAAAAAABXs/k0f98Zb6bpc/s1600/The-Claw.png

 

rapid101,

I used to do that for Tony Hawk lol.

 
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