News Thread (RockPaperShotgun.com)
tl;dr - Steam is throwing away the Greenlight System for Smaller Game Developers and implementing a new system which entails a fee of 5,000 USD.
"The next step in these improvements is to establish a new direct sign-up system for developers to put their games on Steam. This new path, which we’re calling “Steam Direct,” is targeted for Spring 2017 and will replace Steam Greenlight." - Steam Announcement
“While we have invested heavily in our content pipeline and personalized store, we’re still debating the publishing fee for Steam Direct. We talked to several developers and studios about an appropriate fee, and they gave us a range of responses from as low as $100 to as high as $5,000.
There are pros and cons at either end of the spectrum, so we’d like to gather more feedback before settling on a number.”
Not sure what this will mean for current Games Greenlit such as Holdfast. I hope by Holdfast already being Greenlit some time ago, it will not be affected by this new system which I believe is highly stupid. "Of 5,245 games released on Steam in 2016 around 1,700 made over $15,000 - enough to recoup 5,000 fee." - Steam Spy