- Oct 25, 2017
Console makers have to invest way more in creating, promoting and maintaining the platform and do a way better job justifying the split. Even Google and Apple are charged with maintaining and entire OS ecosystem. Valve's investment in Steam is miniscule by comparison.
Sorry but I don't think that's true here. Yes, console makers have to invest way more but they're getting that investment back because they're selling hardware. As for Valve's investment in Steam being miniscule, I'd advise you to look at SteamVR, Proton and Input lately. These are breakthrough in term of not only Steam but PC Gaming as a whole with hardware/software agnostic support for games and hardware.