DrSquick wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 19:01:
What does Steam do to justify a 30% cut? Great customer support?
Oh...I don't know....but I guess I can *try* to think of a single thing....
* First product to bring market, libraries, patching, and multiplayer under one banner for any dev.
* Free marketing for products on steam
* Developed Steam workshop for easy management of mods
* Integrated communities
* Exposure for Indie games
* Linux support
* Big Picture mode
* Controller support
* Steam Controller
* SteamBox (the political/market implications)
I mean...really...I know it's cool and edgy to hate Gabe/Valve/Steam, but don't pretend like Steam hasn't done amazing things for gaming and provided a wide swath of services for the devs that use it.