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First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store

Tim Sweeney tweets that cloud saves are now enabled for a couple of games on the Epic Games Store as the first step towards a larger rollout of this feature. He says: "Cloud saves are enabled for a couple of new games right now. We have a bit more work to do before rolling it out more widely." In response to a question about how this is implemented, he later tweeted: "Itís a manual process for the store team per game but it usually doesnít require developers to update their games." Thanks PCGamesN.
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30. Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Jul 28, 2019, 11:42 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2019, 14:37:
- Exclusives: Exclusives are meant to kickstart their store. Sweeney said he'll keep doing them until Valve matches their cut which he knows exactly will never happen so who knows how long he is willing or able to keep it up. Will EGS need exclusives forever or in the long term? No. They will (or maybe even already have?) reach a critical mass of returning customers so they won't need exclusives anymore.

Do you seriously think that if they stopped doing exclusives right now, enough people would buy on the EGS to make it worth it? I mean, I'm sure some people would do it because they believe that the extra 18% is all going to the devs making games, but I think the majority of people are immediately going to go back to Steam.

They are probably already doing pretty good and don't really "need" these exclusives.

We'll never know for sure, of course. I think if a game released on both Steam and EGS, the only sales EGS would get would be the Steam haters and those people who care about the 18% difference. I don't think it'd be very many people. The Steam sales would absolutely dwarf the EGS sales.

In other words, direct game sales through the Epic store brought in more money for THQ Nordic in the quarter than sales on Steam, PlayStation Network, or Xbox Live.

On Steam? Neither game is on Steam, why should we be surprised that EGS outsold Steam?

The fact that they're outselling PSN and Xbox Live is cool, it shows that PC is currently a massively viable gaming ecosystem, but on the flipside, Metro has always been a PC title, and I'm not even sure Satisfactory exists on consoles to begin with?


Origin and GOG have their place and haven't died all of a sudden from not being able to compete on feature parity.

Origin exists solely and alone because of its EA exclusives. If EA didn't deliver their games only on Origin, Origin would have died out long, long ago. Same with uPlay. GOG also essentially delivers exclusives that nobody else is interested in delivering.

The features, or lack thereof, on both stores is irrelevant, since they sell something that people want and can't get anywhere else. Same as EGS.

There is no reason to believe that Epic will not be able to deliver on their roadmap. Assuming that they absolutely require Fortnite money to follow through on their plans is pure speculation and IMO very unlikely at this point. Epic have their licensing income, they have investors (Tencent) and they actually have the damn store up & running for better or worse so it is already operating and creating revenue.

ABLE to deliver on their roadmap? Sure. I mean, it's not as if these features are nebulous code that only one person would know how to do. Whether they WILL or not, we'll have to see. Features cost money, and despite you thinking that EGS is making Epic a lot of money, I doubt it's even breaking even with the massive amounts of millions of dollars they're handing out for exclusives that they have to earn back at a rate of 12% per game sold.

I think once they stop doing exclusives, the large majority of their current customers who have nowhere else to go are just going to go back to Steam. So then what will Epic do? Go back to offering money for exclusives? Compete on features? Hope the publishers will shun Steam and voluntarily go with EGS? I have no idea. It'll be interesting to see.
 
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  7. Jul 26, 14:28 Re: First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store  Kxmode 
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  15. Jul 26, 17:25    Re: First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store  Kxmode 
  11. Jul 26, 15:11 'That's All She Wrote'  RedEye9 
  12. Jul 26, 15:49  Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode 
  17. Jul 26, 20:29   Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  jdreyer 
  18. Jul 26, 21:04    Re: 'That's All She Wrote' CJ_Parker
  19. Jul 26, 21:40     Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode 
  20. Jul 27, 02:16      Re: 'That's All She Wrote' CJ_Parker
  21. Jul 27, 04:10       Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  jdreyer 
  24. Jul 27, 14:37        Re: 'That's All She Wrote' CJ_Parker
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  26. Jul 27, 22:52          Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  jdreyer 
>> 30. Jul 28, 11:42         Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Creston
  31. Jul 28, 14:55          Re: 'That's All She Wrote' CJ_Parker
  33. Jul 28, 16:54           Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Creston
  37. Jul 29, 18:17            Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  jdreyer 
  22. Jul 27, 09:04       Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode 
  32. Jul 28, 16:04  Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Total-Khaos
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  23. Jul 27, 10:39 Re: First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store  RedEye9 
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  28. Jul 28, 00:43  Re: First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store CJ_Parker
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  34. Jul 28, 23:32 Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode 
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  36. Jul 29, 00:00  Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode