This is not the first time that Epic Games has changed its mind in public statements, and this time it has radically changed its position regarding Microsoft. In the past they were very critical of Redmond, and came to star in a crusade against them. In fact, they came to charge against Windows 10 updates and their influence on video games. Now, on the other hand, they have a lot more positive position on their work.
” Epic is delighted with everything that Microsoft does and our feeling is that we could not be happier with the decisions that have been made. taken on all its platforms, ” says Tim Sweeney, the studio’s CEO. ” They have HoloLens, an open platform. They have Windows, a completely open platform. And Microsoft is launching new services of all kinds through the Windows Store. And then there is also Microsoft Game Pass. And it’s a really healthy ecosystem, in which everyone participates ”
” And then there’s the Xbox. Consoles are a unique thing, “explains Sweeney.” They are gaming devices connected to television, they are not for making spreadsheets, precisely. And so you get a different experience, and in general, the consoles throughout their history are subsidized hardware and the hardware recovers some money through software sales At Epic Games we are completely convinced that their economic models are the right ones. “
” If a group of developers came together and decided to make a console, we would probably do something similar to what they have offered “, comment ” The financing of hardware through software is a plan of great wisdom. Epic loves Microsoft ”