StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 01:43:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 20:31:
Osc8r wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 15:21:
They are absolutely in a race to get the Epic Store turned into a real competitor before their money bag runs out. Their client improvements seem to be coming too slow for how fast Fortnite might be fading, but they've got a ways to go yet.
I have a feeling Borderlands 3 will make or break their chances. Not only how well it sells compared to 2, but also how much more casual players hate the client they're forced to use (if they hate it).
The problem with their race is they're astroturfing loyalty by forcing people to buy from them instead of wanting to buy. This is all on Epic for blowing their money on exclusives instead of pushing hard to bring their store up to par with other platforms and then make it better than them. I want Steam to have good competition (still do) because it would force Valve to get off their laurels and do something. Competition is good. It drives innovation and so much more. But I don't like the kind of anti-consumer choice nonsense Epic is engaging in. All they do is incite contempt.
Time is not on Epic's side. In the end, they will lose and I won't shed a tear when their store implodes.
Something else worth noting. The footnote included this: "Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue." In other words, the money isn't coming from PC but consoles. Consoles go through generations. What happens when current gen consoles get replaced by new ones? Is Fortnite still going to be as popular? Will gamers be turned off because the graphics look "old gen?"This comment was edited on Jun 23, 2019, 02:14.
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