I was so hyped about this game until it exclusived on Epic.
So they lost a sale.
I wonder what kind of capability they'd have if they took the money they threw at game developers and instead used it to improve their platform.
Security may be an issue but they are getting better and will continue to. Even credit card companies get hacked.
No disputes here. I'm actually surprised Steam hasn't been hacked.
If you cite exclusives as the reason, you're avoiding the whole Nintendo/Microsoft/Sony reality.
They're usually exclusiveing their own titles.
I've never heard of them throwing money at a game developer to stay off other platforms.
Someone did the math on reddit and Steam does take 30%.They charge less and give more to the developers;
But when you count the other things like 3rd party market keys (which steam distributes for but sees zero money) they're closer to I think it was 20%.
If you're on Steam exclusively then yeah it's 30%. But there's nothing stopping the game developers from being on Humble, GMG, and the hundred of other key selling places.
Everything activates on Steam which means they get all the benefits but none of the costs.
Sure they'll "lose" a few sales to Steam which costs them 30% but the more they push their own/3rd party markets the more money they gain back.
The funny thing is... Epic is the one being anti-competitive.All this anti-Epic talk is just anti-competitive.
When was the last time you heard of Steam throwing money at a game developer to be exclusive on their platform?
They're literally buying their way into the market all while crapping on the end user along the way.