Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 14:59:
What about the exclusives then? Because that hasn't been happening with them either. Epic is asking us to use a feature barren, insecure store and literally offering no incentive to do so beyond "The devs get more money" (which shouldn't be the consumer's concern) or "It'll lead to lower prices maybe" (which it hasn't.)
You compete by doing things better than the other guy, not by spending the money you could be using to do that, to bribe other companies in an attempt to strongarm your way into a market you aren't prepared for.
Nailed it, well said.
"Competition is better for consumers! But the publisher sets the price so it's not their fault!" So in other words I can only buy the game in less places than before and I get no benefit for doing so. Wow I'm convinced, this competition is so wonderful!
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