The purchase of exclusives during the last months has produced a very bad image to Epic Games Store among some fans of the videogame world, who do not share the expansion policy of the Fortnite authors. That is why again and again those responsible for the study are forced to jump to the fore to defend their actions. The last? Its president, Tim Sweeney, who has been very clear about it. If Valve reduces the rate of money it receives in exchange for publishing games on Steam, then Epic will stop buying exclusives.
& quot; If Steam commits to permanently share 88% of the revenue with all developers and publishers without any other commitment, then Epic will immediately stop buying exclusives (respecting the commitments of our partners), and will even consider publishing their own games on Steam, “said Tim Sweeney, who once again returns to that 25% of that income must pay Valve to publish games on their platform compared to the 12% that Epic has bet on.
For the president of Epic Games, a store that demands both the one that dominate the market & is the main problem for PC developers, publishers and anyone who depends on these companies to survive. We are determined to fix the problem and this is the only way to guarantee that there will be Be a big change. “Sweeney believes that on that day it will become a” glorious moment in the history of the PC. “
That’s the reason, he says, that companies like EA or Ubisoft have created their own platform Why 12%? We chose that figure to offer a supercompetitive agreement for our partners while we built a long-lasting and profitable store for Epic. “
On the allusion to” no other commitment “, the Epic manager refers to that games can use” any online system such as friends and accounts of their choice, free games that can interact with any platform and store & quot; “In the end, I explained, & quot; the spirit is to bet on an open platform where the store is just a place to find games and pay for things & quot;”
If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic would hastily organize a retreat from exclusives (while honoring our partner commitments) and consider putting our own games on Steam.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) April 25, 2019