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jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2021, 04:38:
If Steam was 10% of the market and tried to enforce a MFN clause, everyone would tell Steam to fuck off, and they'd go out of business. It's that simple. No one does that b/c Steam is 75% of the market.
I believe game prices are set according to what companies think people are willing to pay, making the MFN clause mostly irrelevant. I think companies agree to it since it doesn't bother them.

GOG does have a restrictive policy in their "No DRM" clause. From all appearances there are lots of companies who can't live with that. According to you they should be going out of business because everyone "told them to fuck off".

Your logic is "My friend Tommy crashed his car at 100 MPH without his seatbelt and lived, so nobody needs to wear seatbelts!"
It's more like you said that it's impossible to survive a 100 MPH crash and then got snarky and mad when I pointed out guys who did. And in point of fact I picked out the two games that invented their own genres and made megabucks, which is the main situation where ducking the distributor's cut is worthwhile.

As for EGS exclusives, sure they're not lowering the prices, because they need more revenue due to not being on Steam
I don't think we're arguing from the same perception of reality. You're just going to call me a Nazi or a capitalist or whatever, but I believe 1) increasing revenue is harder than simply raising your prices, and 2) if it were that easy, then companies would do it all the time regardless of how much they "needed" the extra revenue. There's a fundamental disagreement, because as far as I can tell you believe companies set out to make <x> amount of money and then stop. Like, you think there should be lots of examples of games selling only on GOG or Kartridge or the Microsoft Store, but not on Steam because the developers just didn't need any more money. To you, the fact that hardly anyone does this means that they're not making their "<x> amount of money" goals, whereas I think any normal company just wants to make as much money as possible. You're demanding a situation where it's impossible for developers to make any more money if they sell on Steam, and I think that's absurd.
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