Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives

Epic Games has taken a lot of heat from some segments of the game community over deals to make games exclusive to the Epic Games Store. In this tweet, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney throws down the gauntlet on this, saying that if Steam permanently lowers its commission on sales to match Epic's 12% take, this would end their pursuit of exclusives, and would even lead to Epic Games being sold on Steam (thanks DSOGaming). Here's word:
If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic would hastily organize a retreat from exclusives (while honoring our partner commitments) and consider putting our own games on Steam.

Such a move would be a glorious moment in the history of PC gaming, and would have a sweeping impact on other platforms for generations to come.

Then stores could go back to just being nice places to buy stuff, rather than the Game Developer IRS.
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Kxmode wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 13:15:
Valve: "We don't negotiate with Terrorists who hold video games hostage."

This made me laugh.

Also still waiting for this to be answered:

Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 17:50:
someone has yet to explain how Epic Games Store being in competition with Steam is good for us.. the gamers.

Currently it does nothing good for me, zero benefit. Games will not be lower cost for the savings they are getting on the overhead.

Can someone please explain how this will change everything for us? So far all it's doing to me is making it so I really don't want to install a new games store to play exclusives.
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