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

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

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.

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