CGI has already spoke of the cut, and that it will not make much of a difference, because quite frankly, Epic are and have been seen giving devs a fair bit of cash up front, as well as providing cash, should their games not sell on their storefront, to cover them for those exclusivity deals. Valve aren't all for covering literally every single dev like that, and I can see why. Valve and certainly Epic, are not charity cases (it's why you see Epic going for must haves, and not truly caring about all the smaller indie devs, who actually do need more help than AAA ever will).
Like CGI said, I do hope that Valve do not dabble in Epic's style of business practices. We also do not know from Valve, on just how much it actually costs to maintain everything on their end. No one has actually come out with hard concrete data, that shows us that Valve have it cheap on their end of running things. Literally no one has come out with receipts on this kind of data, and thus we're seeing baseless assumptions of "they are just greedy".
"they will be back". They already are back. They've been working on a headset, controllers for it and 3 VR games, as well as having Campo Santo working on their own game, as well as Valve wanting to reboot their card game. They are still in this industry, and still creating.
Valve have money, but they don't want to waste it on Tim's anti-consumer logic and business practices, and I fully applaud Valve not stooping to their level. I actually applaud anyone who defies your logic of what "competition" should be like. You've stated before that you don't care for mods, let alone the modding community, which is a common staple of PC gaming, and celebrated and used by many. Because you do not share in that aspect of PC gaming, it's no surprise that you'd want PC gaming forced to it's knees to a console level war, to benefit people like yourself. You don't even care, nor want to care about what people like myself want, not even Tim cares, because he refuses to acknowledge this when I reply to his tweets. The man flat out doesn't want me as his audience, he wants an audience that buy whatever lies he tells them.He doesn't want someone who has principles, or someone who knows what is right and wrong, he just wants someone gullible enough to buy into what he's trying to sell.
Tencent pumping money into Epic isn't a good thing to see. You do realize that Tencent are far larger than Disney, and also have their fingers in far too many pies. Apart from that FN is their massive money maker, their own game, so that will of course be their main focus, and the main focus from our side as well, since it's a video game.
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Also, to note, Tencent already see "value" in the PC market. They've had their own storefront in China for a while now, and have recently brought their own client to the West, to which it sports more features than EGS currently has. Seeing as how Tencent offers Epic advice on what to do, I wouldn't at all be surprised to see Tencent making it look like there is 2"competition" going between EGS and Wegame, just like how Tencent has multiple mobile companies that it owns directly "competing" against one another. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Tencent making the same exclusivity deals that Epic have been making, which would only further fragment the market for us.
You know what I like to see?. I like to see honest hard working competition. Not competition that seeks to buy it's way into a market, and seeks to completely eliminate it's competitor and the smaller guys below them. I don't see why Valve has to play by MS let alone EGS's rules, it's become increasingly evident that MS and EGS are not "market leaders". they are in fact following market leaders, and trying to make it seem like they will become the defacto rulers of said markets (massive hint is that neither will, and that's a good thing).
Don't be blinded by one man and his lies. Don't allow one man to fool you into thinking he is trying to "save" a platform he had long since abandoned.
People have issues with other PC clients, mainly because those clients aren't on par with Steam, which is what a good amount of PC gamers have come to expect. The Win 10 store is still disliked by many, primarily because it's a complete backwards step. It's nowhere near close to Steam, and this becomes greatly evident when you tell us that you not only don't care for modding, but also features, features that even current gen consoles have. Seeing a defense over a store that isn't liked by many, while greatly criticizing a storefront that many millions use, is honestly disingenuous in it's entirety. Just because a client is free, doesn't automatically save it from being criticized at all, let alone being a poor shoddy one at that.
MS still has yet to release the majority of it's "exclusive" lineup on it's PC side. I'm also waiting for a proper refund system as well as a system that automatically recognizes your country of residence, along with the person's country of residence that you are gifting (so that you do not gift someone Win 10 Minecraft, only for the code to not work, despite both living in the exact same country, and not being able to refund it because it's a "digital code", thus forming a scummy loophole).
"watch the uproar of PC elitists", get over yourself my dude. That's twice you've decided to slant PC folk, either by calling them Steam fanboys and now PC "elitists". People like me are absolutely in our right to openly criticize the Windows 10 store for what it is, and MS have openly acknowledged this over the years. No one said anything about MS relinquishing their IP's at all. people have said they would love to see MS release their games not only on Win 10, but Steam and other stores, because that allows for a bigger audience reach, as well as being able to sell more copies. Selling Halo on a storefront, that lacks so many features, and not being consumer friendly, is one way to earn ire and a lack of sales, and for valid reason.
You openly acknowledge that Epic is effectively being anti-consumer and stealing from others, but you excuse it because they are trying to tell you that it's "for the good of us all"?. I don't buy it, and that's also disingenuous.