The Half Elf wrote on Apr 17, 2020, 21:14:
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2020, 19:49:
For all the money Steam makes you'd think they could spring for at least something halfway decent for once.
Cutter... because Steam owns all the stuff on Steam right? Come on now, put the box of wine down and pay attention...
I expect Steam's current freebies are probably all set by the publishers, but I believe other storefronts offering free games (the Epic Games Store in particular, but likely GOG and Humble Store too) are done by arrangement between the platform and the publisher. In Epic's case I believe they provide a kickback to the publisher depending on if (how much?) the free game is actually played.
So there's no precedent for it, but for all of the money Steam makes they really could
spring for something halfway decent.