After a huge influx of titles of varying quality, Valve has decided to add a submission fee to its new Steam Greenlight service.
Greenlight has been created to give the Steam community a voice when it comes to what games should make it onto the platform. In order to ensure the service is not flooded with halfhearted efforts, developers will have to cough up $100 for every game they put forward.
A statement released on Steam Community said:
The first update is a $100 fee for someone to post to Steam Greenlight. The proceeds will be donated to Child’s Play. We have no interest in making money from this, but we do need to cut down the noise in the system.
With the aim of keeping the quality bar high and all proceeds going to charity, can anyone really argue with Valve’s decision?