Epic Games Store - 88% split goes to devs


#1986

Every single complaint in any thread in the Games section of QT3 is a first world problem. We all understand that there are bigger issues in the world.

We are here to discuss a shared hobby however and the Epic store is a major disruption that people are interested in debating.

I could use your response to any other complaint here in the Games section.


#1987

Yes, but none would be anywhere near as petty as this particular one.


#1988

I don’t think you’ll find a lot of people opposed to having games on Steam and Epic.


#1989

I was referring to Microsoft’s decision as consumer friendly by opting to put the games on at least one other store when they are first party titles fully owned by MS. I fully expected MS exclusivity.


#1990

Keep digging.


#1991

Is it on the Epic store? I thought it was a MS and Steam exclusive?


#1992

No Epic version of Halo? How anti-consumer! I wonder how big the money hat Valve gave MS was.


#1993

It’s not on Epic! That’s it, I am done with MS, fuck those guys for not being on Epic.

Once again, MS shows just how anti consumer it actually is.


#1994

Why only Steam, though. Shouldn’t it be on every store so customers can decide?


#1995

Gives me hope for State of Decay 2 on STEAM.


#1996

If Steam starts bribing devs and pubs, my position is not going to change because it’s Steam. I won’t like it either. It should be on Epic too.


#1997

Absolutely, that would be ideal.

Think of it on a spectrum. MS is sliding farther towards the consumer friendly side, far from ideal but better than single store exclusivity which was expected since MS wholly owns Halo properties.

I do want games to be on as many stores as possible, with a personal preference of DRM free ones.


#1998

How do we know they didn’t? Maybe they didn’t give them money up front but some other perk, like a better share of the sales of Halo then they would a typical game sold on steam? Maybe they made a deal with MS that they would provide more advertising for the Halo game and give it a better spotlight on the market? How is that any different than providing cash upfront for an exclusive?


#1999

If you would like to prove Valve is not or is doing the same thing Epic is, go for it. Nothing is stopping you.


#2000

Did Steam pay MS for exclusivity? It is also on the MS Store.

Also, awesome! Halo on Steam!!!


#2001

I would guess Microsoft had to pay STEAM $100 to get the game on the store. Isn’t that the official policy?

I imagine it went like this:


#2002

Epic only invites curated games to their store, so ask Epic why they haven’t invited Halo over.


#2003

What are these “curated games” you speak of, they sound special?


#2004

I didn’t realize Halo MCC was initially announced to release on the Epic store as an option then Valve came swooping in with their piles of Half Life 2 money and made a minimum sales guarantee to move Halo to Steam at the last minute as a year long exclusive.

That must stink for you and Brad being early Fig backers of the Halo franchise hoping for your promised Epic keys.


#2005

And here I am, without my violin.