Valve has opened up the Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving modding entrepreneurs more chance to make some money off of their creations.
Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare are the first non-Valve titles to get themselves curated workshops, this means that users can create, vote on, and later on buy these items via in-game stores. The modders then get a cut of the money made from buying the item from the Steam Workshop.
You have been able to do this across Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive for a while and Steam Workshop creators have made a collected total of $57 million in payments, not sales, from doing so.
In an announcement from Valve they have said that they expect more curated workshops to become available across various different games.
We expect more curated Workshops to become available for creators and players in various games over the coming weeks and months.
On top of this Valve have released new tools to help Workshop contributors better track their revenue streams.