Epic ceases to follow exclusives when Steam makes a big change, says Epic CEO

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, has set an ultimatum to secure more exclusive titles for the Epic Games Store. If Valve offers developers on Steam a revenue share that matches Epic’s, Sweetey tweeted, then Epic Games Store will no longer sign exclusivity agreements to keep games away from Steam. “Publishers who do not have a lot of strings behind them would want Epic to organize a withdrawal of exclusive members (while keeping the commitments of our partners) and consider putting our own games on Steam,” wrote Sweeney. “Such a move would be a glorious moment in the history of PC gaming and would have a major impact on other platforms for generations.” The Epic Games Store has made it a habit to secure Triple-A and high-profile indie games away from Steam. The soul-like game Ashen was one of the first to leave Steam for an exclusive offer from Epic, followed by prominent titles such as Metro Exodus and Borderlands 3. Ubisoft has partnered with the Epic Games Store and has moved the most From PC to Epic the release will be released, starting with The Division 2 to Anno 1800.

The Epic Games Store was very dissatisfied, especially when games sold on Steam are moved to Epic in the pre-order phase. In most cases, this has led to indignation on Twitter and Reddit, and Steam users are reviewing bombing games that will be continued on Epic. Both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light were severely hit following the move from Metro Exodus to Epic. The same happened to Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel following the revelation that Borderlands 3 would be released at the Epic Games Store. The harsh reactions of users to games that leave steam for Epic and Valve’s slow response to some of the games Criticism Bombings have rubbed some developers in the wrong direction. “Ironically, this abuse is possible and Steam is not interested in correcting this abuse, and I am somehow delighted with 2K’s decision, and I want to rethink Gearbox Publishing’s current position on the platform,” Randy Pitchford wrote , Boss of Gearbox Studio.

 

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