Swery’s masterpiece shores up the latest batch of greenlit projects.
Let’s get the most important news out of the way – Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is headed to Steam. I don’t think there was ever any real doubt that Swery’s brilliantly bizarre love letter to Twin Peaks would get greenlit given the huge cult following it has garnered since the initial release on Xbox 360 and recent re-release on PlayStation 3, but we can all sleep better now knowing its official.
Without making this whole post about Deadly Premonition (something I would not hesitate to do), it is worth noting that a few other high profile and very promising games also got greenlit in the recent glut of games to break over the border to the greener pastures of Steam, most notably Among the Sleep, Darkwood and Divekick. The full list of Greenlight titles is as follows:
While Greenlight might not be the best solution for curating content on Valve’s storefront, it’s certainly a step in the right direction. “Until we can ship everything we want, Greenlight is serving the purpose of helping us prioritize what we ship,” said Valve’s Tom Bui recently. “It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and has a bunch of downsides (even with all its failing, it is much better than our old, opaque system).”
And hey, anything that gives us Deadly Premonition can’t be all that bad.