Slashman wrote on Feb 16, 2020, 12:26:
Acleacius wrote on Feb 16, 2020, 11:57:
No idea where your getting that info because epic pays each pub/dev differently.
While they are obviously two different styles of games, Remedy's Control seems to disprove your info. Additionally Control is reported to be much more creative and have amazing gameplay.
Despite critical success from the media, sales were hampered. Also means a massive loss of PR dollars. All wasted because it couldn't reach a diverse audience.
Well it would make sense that they pay different devs differently. You wouldn't have the same operating costs if you were making Phoenix Point as opposed to The Untitled Goose game.
But what Jeryk was saying is that they likely paid each developer enough to meet their operating costs for the first year. So no matter what level your game was at...you would be covered for that period. And that is a huge boon for a developer/publisher.
Now as to if that was enough to offset the loss of sales over the life of the game, I have no idea.
Also remember that Metro Exodus had the benefit of preorders on Steam that were kept even after the Epic move. So they got those benefits whereas other games did not.
Understood but still disagree with his premise. There's literally no way for them to know how much a game would sell for much less a huge potential breakout game like Control.
metro sure could have gotten more than most games because they were literally bribed off of Steam. Extorting Steam customers who expected/intended to buy it because of the publisher's PR and advertisements. Forcing them to wait a year or pay money on a shitty new store with zero reputation, credibility, reliability or population for multiplayer games.
Att, epic had less 1% global footprint of gaming where as Steam has at least 80%. There's no way a game like Control can get a fraction of the sales and exposure, on a piece of crap like epic.
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