Lately there has been trend that Epic games has bought the games so they will release exlusive to their store. First Metro exodus and now Phoenix point. The problem is that these games first say they are going to release also in Steam and GOG etc but then threw it away. Whats your oppinion? I think that Epic games isn’t doing wrong here but developers should be more allert what consumers are thinking. For example Phoenix point is really **** for doing this and how they are handling it.
I am of the mind that competition in the store space is likely better for both consumers and developers. I know having multiple installers annoys some people, but leaving the entire space of mainstream game sales to one or two main sellers (and a handful of legitimate and grey market re-sellers) seems like it is only good for the actual store owners themselves.
I welcome competitions, but the way Epic is handling it is wrong in so many levels. If you build a store, you should invest in building the store, not buying exclusives. The store is so laughably barebone that only mega cash cow like Epic could’ve survive.
You know what, I buy into their shit if they have regional pricing… No? What about gift card? Don’t have that too? It’s okay, I just want the games I want, what do they have? Nothing? Screw it, I’ll buy a random game to play with my mates, since they’re a platform too… There’s only text chat and that’s without in-game overlay, seriously?
At this point Origin and Uplay are more of a threat to Steam than Epic currently is.