Steam Workshop Creators Earned $57M; Non-Valve Workshops Launched
There are around 1500 Steam users who contribute to the Steam Workshop content. This number has been growing at a good rate ever since the feature was added to Steam by Valve Corporation in 2011.
However, people who are acquainted with the workshops will know that so far the platform only allows content creation for Valve’s own projects.
Naturally this has turned out to be a hurdle because there are tons of other awesome games that would do great with community created content other than Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
If that is what you believe, good news in in store for you! Valve has announced that they are introducing the first ever non-Valve games to Steam Workshops in the form of Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare! Here’s an excerpt from their post:
The limitation of paid, revenue-generating Workshops to Valve content has been an unfortunate consequence of the sheer number of challenges required in order to scale to a global audience of creators and players. Today we’re happy to announce that after a ton of work, the first curated Workshops for non-Valve games have opened: Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.
That is not all what Valve had to share. They also boasted of the massive earnings that those 1500 contributors have made from their content creation. According to them, more than $57 million were earned from the three games mentioned above in over 75 countries.
All this is great and means that the future will have a more varied list of opportunities which is something Valve Corporation also iterated saying that they “expect more curated Workshops to become available for creators and players in various games over the coming weeks and months.”
Have you been a part of the Steam Workshop program in the past? Will you be joining in for the new games?