Steam’s Greenlight program has been great to find out which games could be coming to the platform provided that it receives the interest. However, Steam announced today they will be replacing Steam Greenlight with Steam Direct in Spring 2017.
“This new path, which we’re calling ‘Steam Direct,’ is targeted for Spring 2017 and will replace Steam Greenlight. We will ask new developers to complete a set of digital paperwork, personal or company verification, and tax documents similar to the process of applying for a bank account. Once set up, developers will pay a recoupable application fee for each new title they wish to distribute, which is intended to decrease the noise in the submission pipeline.”