Well for Starters as much as everyone doesnt like it, Windows and Steam is the PC gamers combo when it comes to PC gaming. Apple and MS can both afford Steam however Steams compatibility on Apple OS isnt the best and that will most likely hurt PC gamers as a whole as it will force majority of PC gamers to cross to Apple PCs which will probably benefit MS more since there main competitor gaming store is now pushed to Apple which will lead to the Live store becoming a more attractive option for PC gamers on Windows.
As for $5b price tag, Steam would be worth a hell of alot more however since its one of Windows strongest Apps, MS would be interested in investing big money on.
Also Gabe doesnt want to sell to MS.. yet, but like i mentioned before, a huge lump sum of money is hard to say no to, its a buisness not a playground, friends or not money talks.
Also Steam is massive however the digital world is growing by the day, Steam will be competiting with more options which can start devaluing Steam. More choices would mean Steam has to stay ontop of there A game and remember Gabe isnt a young man.. at some point that huge lump sum of money will start becoming tempting.
Those last two paragraphs make it sound liek you definitely 100% without a doubt in your mind, think that Gabe is going to sell to MS.
They aren't. Gabe has voiced disagreement, as others have already pointed out.
He isn't a young man, but he also has a son. It also being a private company, he can also have someone run it, someone within the actual company itself.
You are entitled to whatever you want to think.
Its premature to say something wont happen just because..
A better way to look at it is i dont care if one it brought out or not, aslong as its in good hands. I enjoy useing both platforms.
Bottom line, its a buisness not a playground. Money talks.
Last edited by Azzanation - on 08 June 2018