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2 minutes ago, Minos said:

Lol, just watched this, this game looks rad!

 

its literally one of the best platformer games I've played since the latest mario.

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Apparently Anno 1800 will also be removed from Steam and made available exclusively on Epic Store

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Wonder when (if?) we'll see Valve change any of their policies to do with Steam to try and combat this? Do they need to? They've still got a crap load of games on there and still have some big releases. No doubt they will lose a lot more in the future though.

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These exclusives have nothing to do with the cut. Its entirely to do with the exclusivity payments.

Epic store currently makes a loss for Epic due to those payments from Tim Sweeney's own admission. Which means its a lot of money that epic is handing out for essentially free, there have been multiple accounts of companys saying even if they sold zero copies on the epic store they would be making more than their predicted sales.

So even if Valve cuts their take I don't think it would change the situation.

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pretty much what has been happening.

Yeah one has to wonder what Valve can do at this stage, other than pushing a massive (UI) update to Steam and make it better that way.

Totally understand and legitimate for devs to grab the exclusive money, in the cluttered scene of Steam and general distribution, we know that every newcomer will struggle.

we are also just at the beginning, the scene will settle down in a while once Epic and Steam will have gone through some back and forth. We also know that  consoles sell at a loss to establish their platform, so what Epic is doing is just logic.

I feel this is just more exciting than nothing changing at all. Also almost never buy D1 games so even if I want to keep just Steam, these exclusives are not affecting me anyway.

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