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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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 19:01:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 18:46:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 18:41:
And it isn't about Steamworks or DRM.

No shit it isn't. You're the one that brought that into the conversation and said it was the "exact same" thing.

People have a right to be mad about Epic paying to make games exclusive to their store. They're not calling it the end of the world, they're just saying they're mad. And some of them are saying they won't support Epic and that they believe it's anti-consumer (it is).
Then blame the developers and publishers for accepting the money.
It could be worse, Apple and ATT had a 5 year exclusive lock on iPhone's.

I didn't mean to imply that they are without fault.

Also in case anyone doesn't have encyclopedic knowledge of my previous posts... I'm not boycotting EGS or anything. I'll still buy games from there if that's the only place I can get something that I want after considering the factors. Probably going to be getting Detroit: Become Human from there when that releases. Already got and played a ton of the free Subnautica. I'm mostly involved in these convos because the false equivalencies and hyperbole is killing me inside to read.
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