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Epic Games will soon launch the Epic Games Store—a games store with 88 percent in revenue going to developers—with a hand-curated set of games for PC and Mac, the company announced. It will later open up more broadly to other games, and to Android and other open platforms throughout 2019.
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Hopefully this leads to competition which will motivate Steam to be even better than it is now. Hopefully they give Steam better competition than GOG, Uplay, Origin and itch.io.


    

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Eh. That's nice and all. Competition is always good for consumers. But, I'll be excited if/when I see them make a serious push to take market share from Steam.

Looks like Epic is also looking for a way to stop making games...

I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, this sounds pretty neat, but on the other hand, Steam is pretty good and I don't want the market to become even more fractured than it already is.

Hm, seems like there's a lot of store clients on PC as it is. Do we really need another one? And from a dev who hasn't really made any games since Gears (as far as I can recall and no, fuck Fortnite)

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Zkuq said:
I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, this sounds pretty neat, but on the other hand, Steam is pretty good and I don't want the market to become even more fractured than it already is.

Steam is actually pretty terrible and could cause a crisis in the video game market, especially because of the out-of-control inflation in the number of games on the platform. Developers compare this possible crisis to 1983 and call it the indiepocalypse, because a lot of indie developers could disappear (mostly on Steam and mobile).

Otherwise, sure, Steam is pretty good for the customers. But I could understand why some developers could be interested in alternatives. But not sure if this one will be able to get big enough, like all the other ones who tried and failed...



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VAMatt said:
Eh. That's nice and all. Competition is always good for consumers. But, I'll be excited if/when I see them make a serious push to take market share from Steam.


Gonna need a lot of luck but I think out of all the other third party companies and Microsoft who had their shares of tries - Tencent/Epic games has a high chance to compete against Steam.

Zkuq said:
I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, this sounds pretty neat, but on the other hand, Steam is pretty good and I don't want the market to become even more fractured than it already is.


Its gonna be more fractured as more companies will want their own share of the pie. This is as inevitable as more games, IPs and companies focusing on GaaS.

NobleTeam360 said:
Hm, seems like there's a lot of store clients on PC as it is. Do we really need another one? And from a dev who hasn't really made any games since Gears (as far as I can recall and no, fuck Fortnite)


Consumers dont need another one but corporations will still do anything to nickel and dime consumers.

They made Unreal.

Faelco said:
Zkuq said:
I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, this sounds pretty neat, but on the other hand, Steam is pretty good and I don't want the market to become even more fractured than it already is.

Steam is actually pretty terrible and could cause a crisis in the video game market, especially because of the out-of-control inflation in the number of games on the platform. Developers compare this possible crisis to 1983 and call it the indiepocalypse, because a lot of indie developers could disappear (mostly on Steam and mobile).

Otherwise, sure, Steam is pretty good for the customers. But I could understand why some developers could be interested in alternatives. But not sure if this one will be able to get big enough, like all the other ones who tried and failed...


Terrible in what sense though? Going by your definition, Playstation is the Steam equivalent of Consoles, has been and will keep on being so especially since the Xbox brand lost a lot of support from the Japanese region compared to the 360 and Nintendo still in no shape to have as good as third party support as Playstation or even Xbox at this point.

There's plenty of alternatives out there and will keep coming in. If Epic Games/Tencent cant become big enough to be a competitor to Steam, then no one can.

Mar1217 said:
What's with compagnies making a one hit wonder game suddenly transforming themselves into a PC market app


Epic Games is owned by Tencent - they arent just a one hit wonder game company.



    

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BasilZero said:

Terrible in what sense though? Going by your definition, Playstation is the Steam equivalent of Consoles, has been and will keep on being so especially since the Xbox brand lost a lot of support from the Japanese region compared to the 360 and Nintendo still in no shape to have as good as third party support as Playstation or even Xbox at this point.

There's plenty of alternatives out there and will keep coming in. If Epic Games/Tencent cant become big enough to be a competitor to Steam, then no one can.

There are 20.000~ games available on PSN and sees 150 releases weekly?

It doesn't matter how many alternatives there are, it is one market that is littered with garbage.



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Zoombael said:

There are 20.000~ games available on PSN and sees 150 releases weekly?

It doesn't matter how many alternatives there are, it is one market that is littered with garbage.

 

I wish PSN would have that much but unfortunately they wont see those numbers mainly because Sony refreshes PSN every generation (at least going by this gen) - hopefully the next Playstation (5) will support b/c with digital titles but I'm not gonna hold my breath on that.

 

Also ,surely you jest about the number of games coming out a week, do you honestly go through each and every thing that is released in a physical store or do you go search for something you know you want like a normal person does lol.

 

The number of alternatives do matter because you are given a choice of buying what you want, when you want and where you want just like on consoles.



    

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