Epic Games takes on Valve?!

(This post was last modified: 01-10-2019, 06:59 AM by Thoughtless.)
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It seems that Epic has entered the game store marketplace with the acquirement of the Division 2 which is going to be available on the Epic Games Store and NOT Steam! Take a look here.

   In my opinion...I view this a being a more positive thing.

Having another big competitor to Steam promotes market diversity and options for not only consumers but also for developers. Steam has long operated as a monopoly in the PC scene with developers who are looking to list a game expecting to have to compromise with a lower revenue split because there was almost no where else to go...until now. Steam has long gone unchallenged which meant that there was no need for a such a massive game marketplace to change or shift its business practice to better the consumer. I personally had noticed that Steam use to offer great deals on  AAA games with their Summer Sale and Christmas Sale, but recently those great deals have been on the decline with Steam discounting popular games less and less. In the end I foresee Steam having to 'spice it up' to keep its users satisfied.


Not to mention, Epic has actually been around longer than Valve has. You just probably never heard of them until their main powerhouse of a game, Fortnite, was updated and went mainstream back in late 2017. But they actually own the Unreal Engine which is used in so many games today like Mortal Kombat, Rocket League, Mass Effect, Boarderlands, Bioshock, and many more. So there is no doubt that Epic is going to be around for awhile. It will be interesting to see how they square up to Steam. The only downside I see is having to add to the list of different stores where I have my games purchased.....Steam, Blizzard, Ubisoft, EA, Epic Store. It's a dumb complaint but still valid.
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(01-10-2019, 06:47 AM)Thoughtless Wrote:
It seems that Epic has entered the game store marketplace with the acquirement of the Division 2 which is going to be available on the Epic Games Store and NOT Steam! Take a look here.

   In my opinion...I view this a being a more positive thing.

Having another big competitor to Steam promotes market diversity and options for not only consumers but also for developers. Steam has long operated as a monopoly in the PC scene with developers who are looking to list a game expecting to have to compromise with a lower revenue split because there was almost no where else to go...until now. Steam has long gone unchallenged which meant that there was no need for a such a massive game marketplace to change or shift its business practice to better the consumer. I personally had noticed that Steam use to offer great deals on  AAA games with their Summer Sale and Christmas Sale, but recently those great deals have been on the decline with Steam discounting popular games less and less. In the end I foresee Steam having to 'spice it up' to keep its users satisfied.


Not to mention, Epic has actually been around longer than Valve has. You just probably never heard of them until their main powerhouse of a game, Fortnite, was updated and went mainstream back in late 2017. But they actually own the Unreal Engine which is used in so many games today like Mortal Kombat, Rocket League, Mass Effect, Boarderlands, Bioshock, and many more. So there is no doubt that Epic is going to be around for awhile. It will be interesting to see how they square up to Steam. The only downside I see is having to add to the list of different stores where I have my games purchased.....Steam, Blizzard, Ubisoft, EA, Epic Store. It's a dumb complaint but still valid.

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