When Valve announced that it was to do away with Steam Greenlight and replace it with Steam Direct—a direct application process that would charge a 'recoupable' fee for each game submitted—much of the discussion related to how high that fee should be. We thought that it should be as low as possible, and now Valve has come to the same conclusion. The company was considering a fee somewhere between $100 and a whopping $5000, but, in a new Steam blog post, it's been announced that the lowest end of that estimate has been settled on. When Steam Direct goes into effect, developers will have to fork over $100 for each new game they want to appear on Steam, a fee that will be "recoupable", though at the moment it's not clear exactly how.
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