Well I said they’re not a rookie. I am making the assumption that a season player in the market is mostly making rational decisions at this point. You’re just making a different assumption. Epic is unproven. I don’t have a reason to believe their assumptions are better. There are, after all, other storefronts that believed they could do it, beat steam or at least stand toe to toe with them… those assumptions have been largely inaccurate.
I mean competition is a good thing here. I might not care and am just the one to voice that frankly that the devs pocket more, others might not say it, but their voting with dollars do, but if Steam has to respond to competing factors, usually good. But… the fact Epic can weather it because of Fornite, well that might not last forever.
Heck, the fact they have such a cash cow did make me smile for am moment because I think they’re in a good position to ride it out if Steam tries to squash them but long-term… Steam can have a sale tomorrow and people will buy a bunch games they don’t’ really want, may not play for years if at all and there are just not many places that have that kind of following. That’s hard to beat, not impossible, but hard. Giving a devs a bigger cut, unless they actually pull out of Steam… that’s would be a big leap of faith. Maybe they’ll do it but then again we’re back to the forced to use instead of the get to.