When Valve first announced that it was taking a long-overdue crowbar to Steam Greenlight and replacing it with a new system called Steam Direct, people weren't sure what would happen. Some thought Steam was about to get more exclusive again. Others feared that Valve was only widening the floodgates. Now we've got numbers.
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After admitting that Greenlight hadn't quite worked out as a the ideal vetting process for Steam games, Valve will be returning to a more manual approach, with the addition of a fee, called "Steam Direct". Until now, Valve hadn't quite settled on what that fee would be, but today it announced the magic number: $US100.
Today, Valve announced that they're killing Steam Greenlight, the user-driven service they use to ferry lesser-known games onto the Steam store. Soon, it will be supplanted by Steam Direct, a service that will allow anyone to pay a fee get their game, well, directly onto Steam. No more votes. This approach, however, creates complications of its own.