Recently Valve has announced a vast amount of future changes to their trending platform; Greenlight, which permits Indie game developers a straightforward publication of their games on Steam. All of that is going to change because a new 'challenger' has arrived called Steam Direct!
The pioneer services which Steam Greenlight provided were meant to simplify the process of the maximum amount that is doable to be uploaded. Sadly, that action came up with several issues haven't been mounted yet, such as flooding the Steam Market with low quality games which incorrectly targeted Steam Users. This flaw made a huge impact on Steam's customers which led to a huge loss from the aspect of potential buyers by making false Steam game recommendations.
Additionally, Valve has admitted that Greenlight, was an innovative mechanism that would expand the distribution system, nonetheless, whatever Steam may have thought they had only one option and that was to alter it to what they originally had in mind. With the arrival of Steam Direct new amendments have been made, which simplify the publication of games but the criteria for putting their game on the Hall of Fame have changed, as long as the developer can afford to pay for the amount of attention his game is going to get, so they no longer need reviews and comments to be put on the spotlight.
Valve has not revealed the exact price, but it is pretty numerous and it varies from 100$ which is value of current Greenlight submission fee to 5.000$, but they need to gather more feedback before settling on their prices. You can read a full article about potential problems related to this fee here.
During Steam's 13 year history, we've been able to notice plenty of major updates including visual changes, policy updates and a vital increase of content on their store. On the upcoming months, Valve is aiming to take a successive step on improving their services by exterminating their biggest obstacle, Greenlight. Alongside Steam Direct we are going to have the entrance of popular Anime Studios on the Steam spotlight, which are going to have their own special spot on the store, which we can see from the recently added feature of Steam which is movies and videos!