grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 21:41:
Where has Sweeney or anyone at Epic confirmed that the savings from the 88/12 split were going directly to the developer rather than the publisher (excluding indie devs of course)?
He hasn't, quite the opposite he won't even fully commit to the 88/12 split in the future. This is a market share grab and they've brainwashed some with silly PR and trickle down economic arguments that I've seen the same people argue fervently against. I'm sure Take Two and Randy Pitchford will be just rushing out to send bonus checks to their overworked staff, you can take that one to the bank bahaha. Not like we have plenty of documented history about where extra money goes in the gaming industry or anything.
And the whole "the storefront where u buy stuff doesnt matter!!!" is both wrong and hilarious, an argument that defeats itself with its very premise. If it doesn't matter where you buy a product then I guess people can't be blamed for not giving a fuck about EGS and its retarded market share battle. It's just another store after all.
The only way to break Steam's status-quo is though market disruption.
Apple is the only place to buy products on its platform. On the PC gaming side of things I can buy products from Steam, GOG, EGS, Fanatical, uPlay, Origin and the list goes on. Doesn't seem like market dominance anymore to me. Steam was first and has the best platform so of course they're the big player but it's not a monopoly by any stretch. Maybe 5 years ago but certainly not anymore.
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