Steam is the place to sell finished games. Greenlight is the way to get existing games to Store. What they are missing is development phase sales.
Kickstarter and different other crowdsourcing systems have created (or changed) market opportunitities.
Steam has all the resources, customer base and everything they’d need to compete in this market area.
If Steam (and greenlight) would be place to:
- Fund the develop games (let’s call it “Steam Seed”)
- Find existing projects & games to get to Steam (Steam Greenlight)
- Then also release & sell games (Steam store)
I think there would be plenty of devs joining that bandwagon.
Not taking stance whether it’s for the good or the bad, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this happening.