hypnotic wrote on Dec 24, 2021, 15:01:
I guess I am just questioning why games that have taken huge teams and many man hours to make are being given away for free. On EGS.. What's the motive here? Is it to get a foothold in a market dominated by Steam or is there another motive? Games are like toothpaste, once played you usually move on. I am just suspicious of the whole business model. LOL. It doesn't make sense, until one-day it does.
Most of the bigger AAA games that they've given away (Control, Prey) are a few years old, and at the thin part of their long tail of sales. So they really aren't generating much revenue any longer. Getting a few mil from Epic gives the company some free cash as well as free publicity. A lot of these games will see their next version come out at some point.
Also, what Jivaro has spoken.
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