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Epic Store will stop exclusives if Steam changes revenue split, CEO says

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  • mediator_rammediator_ram Newbie CommonPosts: 21
    Sandmanjw said:
    I kind of think the only winners here are the people using this as an excuse to pirate the games that are exclusives.

    Does that help Epic? The dev's? Steam? Or none of the above?.


    Yes, that's right.
    They do such stuffs to be alive among their audiences.

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,440
    The difference here is Epic is not really hurting Steam in the larger picture. The majority of Steams users are Chinese. The most downloads by country is China. The most common language on Steam is Simplified Chinese. 
    Even after all the drama the gaming industry had in China, Steam was pretty much left alone there. It is the biggest market in the world and only growing larger. Analysts show within the next 6 to 7 years the number of online PC players in China will surpass the entire population of the United States. 
    Epic has their work cut out for them in the West but an even tougher road to travel in the East. 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,253
    edited May 6
    Xasapis said:
    You can infer whatever you want from it. Personally I see a developer who sold 1M copies of a stupid Goat Simulator making these bad "joking" tweets and it just makes me wonder.

    Ultimately my opinion doesn't matter one way or another. Developers in the short term are definitely profiting from the Epic exclusive deals. The real question pertaining to this thread is whether:
    • Epic store itself is making any money.
    • Epic store is attractive outside the exclusive deals
    • Why Epic store is not targeting every other digital store using the same model with the question they posed on Steam.
    No, you're trying your damndest to infer negative meaning from anything and everything you can find that you can twist towards that negative meaning, including citing hearsay you can't even back up with actual quotes or data as fact.


    Give it a rest.
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  • PonyBoyCurtisPonyBoyCurtis Member EpicPosts: 2,358

    How Epic thinks gamers see them 




    How Gamers actually see Epic 




    & EA ORGIN is  

    buy madden &Fifa


    Meanwhile Steam is like 






    & G2A

     


    And don't forget about Blizzard 








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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,182
    The difference here is Epic is not really hurting Steam in the larger picture. The majority of Steams users are Chinese. The most downloads by country is China. The most common language on Steam is Simplified Chinese. 
    Even after all the drama the gaming industry had in China, Steam was pretty much left alone there. It is the biggest market in the world and only growing larger. Analysts show within the next 6 to 7 years the number of online PC players in China will surpass the entire population of the United States. 
    Epic has their work cut out for them in the West but an even tougher road to travel in the East. 
    I'm sure that has no relation to the fact China has bigger population. No, no, I'm sure the only relation to it is that China likes Steam more.

    Sure, and Tencent lauching and pushing it's very own shop on there and on west, and working with chinese government won't ending hurting steam in some weird way.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,440
    Nyctelios said:
    The difference here is Epic is not really hurting Steam in the larger picture. The majority of Steams users are Chinese. The most downloads by country is China. The most common language on Steam is Simplified Chinese. 
    Even after all the drama the gaming industry had in China, Steam was pretty much left alone there. It is the biggest market in the world and only growing larger. Analysts show within the next 6 to 7 years the number of online PC players in China will surpass the entire population of the United States. 
    Epic has their work cut out for them in the West but an even tougher road to travel in the East. 
    I'm sure that has no relation to the fact China has bigger population. No, no, I'm sure the only relation to it is that China likes Steam more.

    Sure, and Tencent lauching and pushing it's very own shop on there and on west, and working with chinese government won't ending hurting steam in some weird way.
    Tencent owning part of Epic is not the same as pushing their own store under Chinese sanction. Tencent already has a store in China and no it does not do anywhere near what Steam does. Wegame is not in Steams league. In fact Wegame was launched recently outside of China to try and compete with Steam and the Epic store on a global stage. 
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,340
    Xasapis said:
    AlBQuirky said:
    Xasapis said:
    Satisfactory seems to have sold ... 9 copies according to their developers. 

    It seems that Epic's demographic is very specific in their purchasing habits and those revolve around games similar to Fortnite. So Borderlands 3 will probably do well, other types of games, not so much.
    That's scary considering I watched 4 (maybe 5?) streamers play that game...
    I can't tell whether they are brutally honest or really bad at sarcasm.


    Take a look at the comments.  It's definitely sarcasm.  They had 34k users in their Discord channel in a tweet after that one.  They made the same sarcastic remark about only 9 users in that tweet.


    Also, if you look at the responses to the tweet you quoted, the devs are literally making jokes at the expense of the folks doom-calling any dev who chooses to go with Epic.
    Man, I was laughing so hard reading these developer responses, that was some Epic (hah!) trolling. I understand why they did it though, just read an article like the one on oneangrygamer.net about them choosing the Epic store. Who wouldn’t want to troll the living daylights out of stuff like that?

    ”9 is not a satisfactory number”

    ”If we put it on Steam will we sell 10 copies?”

    ”Brb stealing a Tesla, I wasnt gonna buy one anyway.”

    They just keep going and then take it even further by diving straight into bipolar disorder territory and crazy stuff, pure awesome and a massive F you to all the negativity and overtly offended people.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir





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    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
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