Letâ€™s be honest, itâ€™s the easiest way to get more people to the platform. If a PC gamer wants a game so badly and itâ€™s timed exclusive to the EGS, theyâ€™ll most likely get it there. Personally, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s that bad; youâ€™re not forced to buy a new console for the game and the third-party â€œexclusivesâ€ are always timed.
That is fine. The major problem with EGS exclusivity was, that in the beginning many of the games were backed by crowdfunding with the promise of releasing it at other places. No one would have said anything if it published also on EGS, but that way it lead to broken promises. If in the future EGS backs new projects that from the start only promise a release on EGS, that is fine.