Epic Games Store - 88% split goes to devs


#1787

Come on now. The sticker is totally new.


#1788

I swear, if I had a dime for every time someone brought them up…


#1789

I do not know what this “page” thing is you speak of. -Discourse, probably


#1790

I think Epic should look to give some ownership investment to 50 Cent, that would be pretty cool.


#1791

Very nice.


#1792

Which may have absolutely nothing to do with the platform and more due to a sequel to an ultimately successful game and a known quality.


#1793

Weird, the article just seems to state that the game is doing better on the Uplay store, not Epic. The Steam comment seens premature.


#1794

Ubisoft’s CEO said that overall preorder numbers are higher, and uplay numbers specifically are 6x higher.

Then keep in mind that:

  • Each uplay preorder will get them 42.9% more revenue than a Steam preorder
  • Each epic store preorder will get them 13.6% more revenue than a Steam preorder

I’m sure Ubisoft is very happy!


#1795

6X higher preorder levels on the UPlay store suggest that people are opting to use UPlay over Epic since it’s not on Steam.

Yes Im sure Ubisoft is happy but using this data to argue for a win for Epic doesn’t hold up at present.


#1796

No worries , the emails will be stopping soon.

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#1797

Oh wow, that was quick!


#1798

I don’t think anyone is assuming it’s a win for Epic. But it’s a win for Ubisoft for sure. They get a bigger cut with every preorder and preorders are higher than they were when steam was an option.


#1799

Again, I’m not clear on what the increase in pre-orders has to do with Steam. It’s a sequel to very popular game - which the Division was not when it was initially released. That probably has far more to do with increased pre-orders than anything else.


#1800

Less than a year. That was quicker than expected.


#1801

#1802

Cool, is this a reference to Ron Gilbert, or someone else?

Anyway, the free games on Epic Store have been really great so far, so I’ll definitely check this out. I wish they’d slow down though. I’m falling behind on checking out their free games.


#1803

I have a free game backlog on their store! :p


#1804

Looks like Slime Rancher is the next one they’ll give away.


#1805

I won’t have known Flower is on PC if it wasn’t for Epic Games Store. It is also on Steam but I won’t have known about it if it wasn’t on the store front of Epic and then searched the Steam Store. So that is one sale Flower will get from me on EGS.


#1806

It’s also on gog if you want to support drm freedom.