In recent times, one of the most controversial aspects of the PC videogame industry has been the Epic Games Store and its exclusive purchases, which has now received an explanation from Tim Sweeney, the studio’s boss. and the digital store.
& p> “This has to do with Epic Games’ strategy to compete with the big stores,” Sweeney declared on his own Twitter account when asked by fans. ” We believe that exclusives are our only chance to change the status quo of 70/30 on a large scale to affect the entire videogame industry & quot ;.
No independent store has reached 5% of the scale of Steam refers to those percentages at the rate that Steam charges developers to distribute their video games, 70/30, for the 88/12 that are distributed in Epic Games Store. ” For example, after several years of great work by independent stores, not counting EA, Activision, Ubi …, none of them have been able to reach 5% of the Steam scale. And that almost all of them have more functionalities than Epic, as well as the ability to discount games that is limited by various external pressures. “
” All this leads to an exclusive strategy that, Of course, it’s not becoming popular among the Steam community, but it works. This is indicated by the launches of the large distributors, and the The ratio of 30% of Steam sweeps the benefits of many studies ” The ratio of 30% of Steam sweeps the benefits of many studies ” When judging if a movement as radical as this is reasonable for video games, I suggest to consider two issues. Is the solution somewhat proportional to the problem? And will the players benefit from it if the final goal is achieved? “Sweeney said on his personal Twitter account.” That 30% royalties ratio, generally, wipes out the full benefits to studio may have with its launching on the platform. It’s a disastrous situation for developers and publishers, so I think the exclusives one is a strategy proportional to the problem “.
The digital platform has been in the news lately in a very negative way due to the reception of the community to the exclusive practices he has launched, but there have already been more encouraging words for his future, such as, for example, the promise of change for the better by the parents of Chivalry 2.