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.
By â€œdoubling downâ€ though, I hope they mean that theyâ€™ll fund more indie developers to create new projects, like the partnerships they started last year with genDESIGN, Playdead and Remedy. That way, timed or permanent exclusives are much more justified, since Epic Games will publish them.
I don't get your logic in all this. PC already has millions of people on the platform, and we know it gets more every day on the likes of other clients, not only just on Epic's.
We also know that they generated less income via last years exclusivity deals, which proves it's not a stable and healthy business plan, and it's certainly not winning the hearts and minds of everyone.
Epic only funds those that they choose to make deals with. There are thousands of indie devs young and old, that also require funding, and Epic selectively ignores them, because they don't have that lightning in a bottle, hence why, after 2 and a half years, they are still just handing out limited "golden" tickets to selected devs, in the hopes that those devs will also side and vouch for Epic.
We've got other venues that support indie devs as well, why not a want for those to grow?.
You seem to want exclusivity console style to happen on PC, yet you fail to understand why people on PC dislike it, tossing it away on a whim with a faulty excuse like "you don't have to buy a hunk of plastic" (yet you have to buy the game at the end of the day, is what ultimately matters).
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