PC Gaming Era | March 2019 - The Ides of Smarch

I hope it’s not exclusive, but TBH nothing in this Epic mess would shock me anymore. Their #4thedevs stance is BS.

Also, Obsidian’s history of their games being screwed due to circumstances beyond their control continues. At least, MS is gonna change that. I hope so, anyways.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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How do you use Uplay points to buy games or get discounts? I've only managed to use them to unlock game extras...

Also, I've been playing the latest Tomb Raider games. They are perfect for taking screenshots continuously during gameplay due to the GUI fading away when not necessary.
Are there any other games with similar "GUI-less" gameplay that simplifies screenshotting?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Theoretically, if Valves lowers their cut, which apparently is the major thing devs want apart from instant success: How is this supposed to stop these moneyhats? Apart from the cut they have literally nothing. The Fortnite audience keeps playing Fortnite and we don't know how many of that is on PC. If Valve would offer the same cut they shouldn't Epic even be more aggressive with the moneyhats?

How do you use Uplay points to buy games or get discounts? I've only managed to use them to unlock game extras...

Also, I've been playing the latest Tomb Raider games. They are perfect for taking screenshots continuously during gameplay due to the GUI fading away when not necessary.
Are there any other games with similar "GUI-less" gameplay that simplifies screenshotting?
You can look here: https://welcome.club.ubisoft.com/en-US/discount/
 
Jan 25, 2019
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Theoretically, if Valves lowers their cut, which apparently is the major thing devs want apart from instant success: How is this supposed to stop these moneyhats? Apart from the cut they have literally nothing. The Fortnite audience keeps playing Fortnite and we don't know how many of that is on PC. If Valve would offer the same cut they shouldn't Epic even be more aggressive with the moneyhats?



You can look here: https://welcome.club.ubisoft.com/en-US/discount/
I think it's not about the cut. Other than lower cut, as Phoenix Point devs said, Epic offer developers guaranteed minimum sales so they won't experience any loss if their game don't sale well. They won't have guaranteed minimum sales if they release it on other stores.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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https://www.pcgamesn.com/metro-exodus/rami-ismail-steam-epic

Rami Ismael telling Valve "sucks to be you" when Valve/Steam made him a millionaire...
This should come as no surprise to anyone that has read/heard anything he said in the last few years. His career has shifted to presenting himself as 'the voice' of the indie community and going around the world giving talks, as well as being the go to contact any time the press needs a quote from an indie developer.

In a completely unrelated subject:
Epic Games will headline next month's GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit at PAX East.

Epic's Sergey Galyonkin, director of publishing strategy, and David Stelzer, head of Unreal Engine licensing for the Americas, will discuss the new Epic Games store and Unreal Engine programs on-stage during a special fireside chat hosted by acclaimed game developer Rami Ismail.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I think it's not about the cut. Other than lower cut, as Phoenix Point devs said, Epic offer developers guaranteed minimum sales so they won't experience any loss if their game don't sale well. They won't have guaranteed minimum sales if they release it on other stores.
Which is the moneyhat.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Colorado
This should come as no surprise to anyone that has read/heard anything he said in the last few years. His career has shifted to presenting himself as 'the voice' of the indie community and going around the world giving talks, as well as being the go to contact any time the press needs a quote from an indie developer.

In a completely unrelated subject:
Lmao
So, since we are all presuming 2K has succumbed to the power of the moneyhat, does that mean RDR2 PC will start out as EGS exclusive?
Ever since Epic started moneyhatting games this was legitimately my first thought: RDR2 will be exclusive on EGS.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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When are these devs gonna stop releasing console versions and giving Sony, MS, and Nintendo a cut?
Publishers have to give a cut to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo to get on those platforms (and those platforms are where they earn the majority of their revenue).

Publishers do not have to give a cut to Steam to get on PC. Other than possibly expediting their plans, it's not truly the Epic store's fault that they're leaving—they were always going to leave once they had a viable alternative (for most, that meant building up their own client).

I don't expect the Epic store is going to fare any better in the long run. It's just a convenient stepping stone for publishers who already had one foot out the door.
 
Mar 14, 2019
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Wouldn't Outer Worlds make it to Microsoft's storefront as well though?
No, because the game's published by Private Division (read: 2K). The game was in development long before the Microsoft acquisition, and Obsidian has to offer their current obligations.

They do get to keep the IP though, so Microsoft will be publishing any potential sequels
 
Mar 14, 2019
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wait, didn't the steam spy guy said something about an announcement that would upset steam users when spring did arrive?
Many announcements.

Everyone was expecting Borderlands 3, but Outer Worlds hurts. Especially since Boyarsky + Cain told Game Informer it's coming to Steam in their coverage interview last month.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Western Australia
Isnt there another game that is ms storr and epic store exclusive
There's supposed to be a WinStore version of Ashen as the game was advertised as Play Anywhere prior to Annapurna getting cosy with Epic, but it appears to have been put on ice alongside the Steam version. On February 5th, A44 reiterated that Play Anywhere support was still coming, but three weeks later, it responded to someone enquiring about the Steam version with "Ashen is only available on PC through the Epic Games Store until December 2019" and hasn't addressed the matter since.