If the Epic strategy either succeeds in building a second major storefront for PC games with an 88/12 revenue split, or even just leads other stores to significantly improve their terms, the result will be
a major wave of reinvestment in game development and a lowering of costs. significantly higher bonuses for Bobby Kotick, Andrew Wilson et al.Will the resulting 18% increase in developer and publisher revenue benefit gamers? Such gains are generally split among (1) reinvestment, (2) profit, and (3) price reduction. The more games are competing with each other, the more likely the proceeds are to go to (1) and (3). (2).
In the meantime, their vaunted "roadmap" that he first showed off two months ago is now more behind than Anthem's, as not a single feature from said roadmap has actually made it into his client.
So, rejoice! Tim Sweeney is here to save all of us!