We reported a roundup of Tim Sweeney tweets
last week, and
as noted on
DSOGaming, the Epic Games CEO continues to answer questions about the Epic
Games Store, including an expansion of his explanation of why partnering with
Chinese publisher Tencent does not expose their customers to spying. Here's
another roundup of pertinent tweets:
AM - Apr 10, 2019: "The Epic Games store is open to games powered by all
engines. Developers are free to use whatever online services they prefer
including SteamWorks. Epic’s online services are open to all games using any
engine, any platform, and any store. See:
Epic Online Services."
: "Investors have access to Epic’s financial
statements. For an example what’s in a company’s financial statement, look up
EA’s financial statement online (it’s publicly available). Investors do not have
access to Epic customer data."
: "Tencent has no access to customer data. The Terms of
Service references data shared between Epic’s wholly owned international
subsidiaries (which exist to process purchases and pay tax around the world).
Tencent is an investor only and is not covered by that language."
: Epic Games login data has not been leaked. Rather,
hackers use databases of email address and password combinations that were
leaked from other sites, and attempt to login to Epic and other services using
the same credentials. (Always use a unique password everywhere.)
: Yes, Epic is investing heavily to bring free games
and exclusives to the store to bring in new gamers and grow the store customer
base. Simultaneously we’re building lots of features, but are going full speed
ahead on games without waiting. That’s the essence of our strategy.
: Making older Epic games available on the Epic Games
store is completely logical and something we’re looking into in the background,
but this isn’t coming shortly.
: "Later in 2019, sorry we can’t move faster!" (In
response to a question about when the store will accept submissions from smaller