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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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 13:59:
Bodolza wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 13:47:
People sure do have short memories. Steam is anti-consumer, monopolistic trash. I'd be happy to see the platform die ASAP. They're solely responsible for the death of right of resale for PC games. How rich that people complain about exclusives, when Steam itself already has tons of exclusives.

It's a privacy nightmare with the ability to track everything you do. It forces updates both for its own client and applications more frequently and forcefully than Microsoft ever did. It's a resource hog even when doing nothing. It's also full of DRM.

I personally try to use GOG for as many purchases as possible.

I've had zero impact in my life based on all what you said. Steam user since 2004.

I remember waiting 2-3 hours outside stores for midnight to get a copy of a game that had a demo 2 weeks prior that I liked. Steam solved that.

Steam has integrated what Gamespy did to quake but with every co-op game. It's simple to track friends and join in. Which is awesome.

I've never cared to re-sell games because well.. I'm not poor enough to care or ever been impacted by DRM at all... I never traded nintendo/SNES games before hand anyways.. I still have them all.

It's tracking what exactly? that my steam name owns all this shit? So what? I don't post my life on steam.. i play games. If they want to know a guy with 6000$ in games library in age range X to X is playing 4-10 hours a week of these types of games it makes NO difference to me.

There's nothing anti-consumer about it.. Getting 62 mb/sec download rates on games I want that are 40 gigs and playing them within 30 minutes of wanting is awesome.

You act like a crazy person.. do you wear tinfoil hats? Are the chem trails getting you? Vaccinations causing autism?

Your family get killed by steam developers and now you're extracting your vengence?


I completely agree with everything you said.. except.. Chem trails are REAL.
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