Tim Sweeney da Epic diz que eles parariam de procurar por itens exclusivos se a Steam correspondesse à Epic Games Store em taxas de comissão



Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has come out with an interesting commitment: that EPIC would stop hunting for exclusives in the PC platform is Steam were to match them in their 88% return to developers for each game sold. Being a developer themselves, Epic games have certainly looked into creating their own storefront as a way to escape the clutches of Steam's cut in the digital, PC distribution market (a move that had already been done by the likes of EA and Ubisoft, if you'll remember). A commitment to stop hunting for exclusives (and thus segregating the PC games offering across different platforms) is a clear indicator of Epic's mission with the Epic Games Store: to bring back power and returns to developers such as them (while taking a cut from the profits for themselves, obviously).

Confira após o intervalo o conteúdo completo das observações de Sweeney sobre a Games Store e o problema com o Steam. Eu, por exemplo, não vejo muitos problemas com a segregação virtual de jogos em várias plataformas ligadas ao PC - um dos pontos fortes dos jogos para PC é, na verdade, a capacidade de instalar vários aplicativos que aumentam a funcionalidade, afinal. Mas se o jogo final de tudo isso é simplesmente dar mais retorno aos desenvolvedores e a jogada da Epic facilitar isso, forçando a mão da Valve a combiná-los por medo de secar os lucros - que assim seja.
Source: DSO Gaming