Competition in any industry is good! It keeps everyone involved in their toes and forces you to improve on your craft! Valve, after years of reigning as King, is beginning to realize that Epic Games isn’t playing around. It’s coming for that throne.
Epic Games’s “Epic Store” has already bagged two pretty notable games in the past couple of months, with the recent one being Metro Exodus. The last one was The Division 2. With Epic Store offering a much better deal to developers than Steam, it’s not wonder people are turning their backs on Steam. People gotta look after their best interest right? Well, Steam doesn’t seem to like that one bit, calling Epic Games tactics “unfair”. It’s kinda funny to me in a way. Steam, the uncontensted champion of PC gaming, is calling Epic’s tactics unfair as opposed to thinking of a way to match Epic’s offer.
According to Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz:
“Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players.”
I mean, take a look at this graph, the split speaks for itself:
Listen, this is business! There will always be someone out there ready and willing to take a slice of your market pie and if you don’t adapt, then you die. It’s that simple. Of course, Valve isn’t going to collapse and fail just yet but if it doesn’t get its act together, soon Epic and many other will come and steal a piece of that PC market pie.