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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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37. Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Jul 29, 2019, 18:17  jdreyer 
 
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2019, 16:54:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 28, 2019, 14:55:
Besides, I think it is a mistake to think in terms of "going back to Steam". This is the black & white, Epic OR Steam way of thinking again which may be a thing for us old farts who grew up with Steam but for the younger peeps (Fortnite kids) I could imagine that they hardly give a crap about the whole "drama" and just use both clients without giving it much thought.

Fair enough, but I'm not sure that those are the typical PC game buying crowd. Wasn't there a Sweeney quote saying that like half of his fortnite base didn't even have Steam installed? That doesn't seem like the kind of player base that's going to go hardcore into PC Gaming and keep that store alive.

I guess you'd have to ask the author of the article I linked to or the THQ Nordic CEO but I would assume that they were referring to the preorder sales. Remember that they sold Metro on Steam until a week or two before it launched. They did honor the preorders. People who preordered on Steam got their copy.
They also made a lot of last minute sales in the hours between the EGS announcement and before the game got pulled. IIRC, the game made it into the top 10 on Steam that week, too, because of all the "panic" preorders.

Oh that's right, I forgot about those.


Excluding the exclusives, however, I could imagine that they are well on track to breaking even, i.e. reaching a point where the store becomes self-sustaining (= sales covering the "normal" operating expenses but not the exclusives/marketing budget).

I dunno. 12% is a really small cut. If they have to fund features and bandwidth etc out of that, it might be pretty lean, but we'll see. It'd be nice if one of these damn stores would ever give people some sales numbers.

We'll see if the Fortnite crowd can keep EGS rolling.

All of which supports my contention that EGS purchases are risky long term. When MW5 comes out, I'll have to weight that risk. The state of the roadmap will be a factor in that decision. We'll see.
 
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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
  25. Jul 27, 15:15         Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Sepharo 
  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 
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  38. Jul 29, 18:17  Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  jdreyer 
  39. Jul 29, 18:52   What's your storefronts color?  RedEye9 
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  36. Jul 29, 00:00  Re: 'That's All She Wrote'  Kxmode