According to a developer, Steam’s popular Greenlight system is set to go away within a year. Valve had more to say on this comment.
Jonathan Biddle says Valve may take Greenlight offline within a year the Curve studios director said. Biddle said that Valve announced this during GDC.
“We met with Valve at GDC, and they say Greenlight will be gone within 12 months,” Biddle said. “They’ll still offer curated space, but otherwise be open.”
At Valve’s developer days in January Gabe Newell said the ultimate goal was to make “Greenlight go away,” not because of anything bad on Greenlight’s part but because of how good it is.
“Our goal is to make Greenlight go away. Not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving,” said Newell. “Once the service evolves, the blocks between development and publishing on Steam will be removed, thus the need for it will disappear.”
Steam Greenlight has greenlit over 600 games to date.