Developers are begin to express concern with Valve's plans to scrap Steam Greenlight in favor of a potentially more costly approach in Steam Direct.
Announced at a round-table discussion with its higher-ups last week, Valve lightly detailed their plans to turn the current Steam Greenlight method of approving independent game's attempts at being sold through the Steam Store in favor of a system where developers simply pay a fee to sell their title.
Though Valve have yet to come to an agreement with the price they'll charge developers to place their game up for sale, they've said it could be anywhere between $100-$5000.
Worrying of the potential impact a higher price could mean for upcoming developers to gain decent exposure through Steam's massive userbase, Raw Fury Games is hoping to help with the costs should Valve go the more expensive route. Offering to front some of the publishing costs of certain developers looking to get a headstart, Raw Fury Games say they'll only look to recoup the money should a game do exceptionally well and won't necessarily ask for a cut of the profits, either.
"We care about making sure that talented developers get the chance of getting their game out there into the hands of as many players as possible." said a Raw Fury representative to Gamespot. So if you're an up and coming developer worrying about what the demise of Steam Greenlight means for you; worry a little less.