Tim Sweeney: “If Valve commits to a permanent 88% revenue share, we’ll stop making new exclusive deals” (Read Staff Post)

Carlius

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Oct 27, 2017
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Now here is something really interesting. Epic Games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, has just stated that if Steam commits to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic Games will hastily organize a retreat from exclusives and consider putting its own games on Steam.

Sweeney claimed that 30% store dominance is the number 1 problem for PC developers, publishers, and everyone who relies on those businesses for their livelihood, and that Epic Games is trying to address this issues with its own store.

well then...i just dont believe him lol

anyways, SOURCE
 

Mik2121

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Eh, I believe him and that'd be good for devs while letting gamers play and buying from the PC store they want.
 

Metroidvania

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Bulllshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

But it makes him look (somewhat) more like the 'good' guy in this situation, so I can see why he'd go this route.

Especially when he knows Valve won't call his bluff.
 

Asriel

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Bulllshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

But it makes him look (somewhat) more like the 'good' guy in this situation, so I can see why he'd go this route.

Especially when he knows Valve won't call his bluff.
And why shouldn't Valve? If Valve is the benevolent company that so many gamers make it out to be, why couldn't it?
 

higemaru

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Nov 30, 2017
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lmao putting the screws on valve i see.

next goalpost should be, "we'll stop making exclusive deals when Valve finishes Half-Life 3"
 

SaberVS7

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He knows Steam won't call.
I mean, because they can't. Not without leaving their international market in the dust, as demonstrated by Epic's poor treatment of Non-Tier 1 regions. Even if Valve is still able to turn a viable profit at only 12%, they've amputated a significant chunk of their non-US/EU sales.

Sweeney literally just wants to hurt Valve no matter what.
 

Pryme

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Aug 23, 2018
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I believe him.

But Valve won’t budge.
88% may well be a bridge too far. Should have gone with a more modest goal like 82% or so.

I don’t think the EGS is as big a trouble to Valve to force them to change, so this feels
Premature.
 

Vatrak

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Why would he even say something like that when only a few weeks ago, he said that it would be impossible to have all of the features that Steam has at such a low cut.

Does he seriously think people have that short of a memory?
 

Uraizen

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Oct 26, 2017
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Even if in some alternate universe(s) valve did do this, every Sweeney would be a liar and backpedal.
 

MistaTwo

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The 30% cut is absolutely not the biggest issue facing PC devs/pubs. What a silly thing to say.
Especially when you take into account how well developed and robust Steamworks is as a delivery platform.
 

Gatti-man

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He’s probably telling the truth. It’s got to get old giving someone 30% for practically zero reason.
 

Catshade

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Oct 26, 2017
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Gabe: "Valve will lower their cut to 12% if Epic stops overworking their employees permanently."
 

KarmaCow

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Oct 25, 2017
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Trying to paint the exclusive deals they've been making as some sort of altruistic endeavour is some next level shit.
 

Gatti-man

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Why would he even say something like that when only a few weeks ago, he said that it would be impossible to have all of the features that Steam has at such a low cut.

Does he seriously think people have that short of a memory?
I doubt most consumers use every feature if steam. Both can be relevant and true.
 

kaishek

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His other tweets in that thread are top tier sniffing his own farts nonsense. He really thinks we're all stupid enough to believe his 'saving pc gaming' line.
 

dex3108

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Oct 26, 2017
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So he wants Valve to remove majority of payment methods or transfer fees to customers, remove all features that are not necessary and stop doing everything else and just focus on Steam Store.
 

Cuburger

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So do people not believe Sweeney would keep his word, or that Steam would change their revenue cut?

Epic already said they don't plan to do exclusives forever and just by looking at Sony and Mircosoft, those moneyhats can't be spent endlessly forever.
 

Johnny

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Oct 28, 2017
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Why are people mad at Epic instead of Steam and their unsustainable monopoly pricing of 30%? I thought Era was pro-developers?

Edit: Era showed me some good reasons to be upset at EGS, so consider this position conceded.
 
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