Valve may take Steam Greenlight offline within 12 months, according to developer

Tuesday, 25th March 2014 14:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve may take its Steam Greenlight service offline within 12 months, according to Curve Studios design director Jonathan Biddle.

Per his post on Twitter, Biddle said Valve announced the cut-off during GDC.

“We met with Valve at GDC, and they say Greenlight will be gone within 12 months,” he said. “They’ll still offer curated space, but otherwise be open.”

During Valve’s Developer Days in January, Gabe Newell stated in his introductory speech the ultimate goal is to make “Greenlight go away,” and not because it isn’t working out to the benefit of all, it’s just Greenlight will eventually cease to exist due to its evolution.

“Our goal is to make Greenlight go away. Not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving,” said Newell, adding the goal is to provide developers more control over Steam and how it is used to promote games. Once the service evolves, the blocks between development and publishing on Steam will be removed, thus the need for it will disappear.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. Luciferous

    The headline made it sound bad…

    … The reality is that Valve continue to be awesome.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Panthro

    It was very good of them to at least attempt greenlight so it wasn’t a failure in my point of view.

    I think it just needs worked on and refined and released as a greenlight 2.0 later on.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. redwood

    so what will happen after it? not trying to be a wiz here.. but i want to know where is valve going with their curated space? or will it turn into app-store with a ton of shovel ware put to it daily.

    #3 9 months ago

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