Up until this point, Valve has always been the deciding force in what games do or do not get published on Steam. Well, that’s about to change at the end of August, as Valve means to implement a feature called Steam Greenlight which will allow the consumers themselves to essentially vote on what should be added to the Steam store based on majority support.
“For many stores, there is a team that reviews entries and decides what gets past the gates,” Valve writes. “We’re approaching this from a different angle: The community should be deciding what gets released. After all, it’s the community that will ultimately be the ones deciding which release they spend their money on.”
This new Steam Greenlight feature will allow developers to post their games where Steam users will be able to inspect and discuss said games. Kind of like Kickstarter, except with games that are ready to be sold, and no donations involved.
“We are most interested in finding the games that people want, not requiring them to always hit a specific number of votes,” Valve says.
This feature will open up new avenues of opportunity yet again for developers, publishers, and consumers alike. It’s clear that Valve doesn’t want to be having another “Revelations 2012″ incident again.