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Maybe it is just the beginning, unless Valve give up profits to increase developer share of a sale.

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After what Bethesda did with Fallout 76 (and will do next with Rage 2 and the new Wolfenstein) of making it exclusive to their own store, I would have understood that Ubi would do that too and had made this game UPlay exclusive. But making it "exclusive" to the Epic Store? Man, Epic must have payed them a ton of money!

We'll see by the end on the next fiscal year, once Ubi discloses its results and how many units have their games sold, if this was a good move or not. Maybe even earlier if it's a disaster and they decide to cut the loses by bringing it to Steam.

Please excuse my bad English.

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Things like this are good, might make Valve develop games again in the same capacity that they used to.

Well, Epics cut is far, far less than steam. Gabe is screwed unless he follows suit.

Epic has a big "Fornite" warchest to really push their new launcher in a big way. Doing things like this for a year or two could send Valve in a real panic.

Good news though, Valve needed more competition.

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think-man said:
Things like this are good, might make Valve develop games again in the same capacity that they used to.

How is it objectively good?. Valve are already making games, just not games *you* want. When are Ubisoft going to start making games *I* want?. DO you see how that works?.

It's not fair if you get your way and I don't get mine, but life in general isn't fair, so Valve does what it wants to do. It's a private company, not a publicly traded one like Epic and Ubisoft. 

Console level exclusivity in the PC space is disgusting, and IO wish the cancer would be cut out from the body. 

Last edited by Chazore - on 10 January 2019

                                       

Is Epic store bogged with DRM? Feel like I saw an article not to long ago about games not working offline.

Steam is finally some good competition.

Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

My wallet is exclusive to Steam and GoG. So no skin off my nose.

Chazore said:
think-man said:
Things like this are good, might make Valve develop games again in the same capacity that they used to.

How is it objectively good?. Valve are already making games, just not games *you* want. When are Ubisoft going to start making games *I* want?. DO you see how that works?.

It's not fair if you get your way and I don't get mine, but life in general isn't fair, so Valve does what it wants to do. It's a private company, not a publicly traded one like Epic and Ubisoft. 

Console level exclusivity in the PC space is disgusting, and IO wish the cancer would be cut out from the body. 

Gosh what a spiel, I said in the same capacity that they used it. Don't go off on a tangent.