Steam Controller also to undergo major changes.
By Tim Colwill 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