Valve opens up Steam Greenlight, asks gamers what content they want to see released on Steam

Valve's Steam Greenlight project goes live, is now open for your votes and comments.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Aug 30 2012 8:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Valve have talked about this for a while now, but Steam's 'Greenlight' service has just gone live. Greenlight will allow gamers to help decide what content gets released onto Steam, marking a change in the way games reach the digital distribution software.

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Greenlight has been made around the Steam Workshop system, which powers modifications to games, as well as community-generated items in Valve-based games, as well as third-party games such as Skyrim. Valve's Anna Sweet says:

We've been working on this feature for the last few months with the input from a group of indie partners, and the response has been extremely positive. With the additional help of beta testers, we are able to launch with a solid line-up of titles for the community to start viewing and rating. And, as we've done with all Steam features, we intend to continually grow and modify Greenlight as more and more developers and community members have a chance to get involved.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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