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TioChuck

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I´m in the firm belief that EA had nothing to do with Fallen Order on EGS and was all about Sweeney begging Disney, they had a previous relationship with the Marvel stuff on Fortnite, so EA doesn´t care.
 
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C-Dub

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I´m in the firm belief that EA had nothing to do with Fallen Order on EGS and was all about Sweeney begging Disney, they had a previous relationship with the Marvel stuff on Fortnite, so EA doesn´t care.
I'm not so sure. It doesn't really seem like a big deal to go to EGS once you're also on Steam and it may have been a "why not?" kind of thing. We'll see if non-Star Wars EA games arrive on EGS.
 

Kyougar

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I'm not so sure. It doesn't really seem like a big deal to go to EGS once you're also on Steam and it may have been a "why not?" kind of thing. We'll see if non-Star Wars EA games arrive on EGS.
It is a worthy experiment for EA all around.
"Do our customers just prefer Steam all around or was it something specifically with origin?"
 

Bonfires Down

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I’m pretty sure almost every third party would prefer that Epic be the dominant player rather than Valve because of the revenue share, so why wouldn’t they put Fallen Order on the EGS.
 

lashman

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I never argue with strangers on social networks, but ffs I'm resisting the urge to beg him to stop saying "tax" instead of "fee".
that's what he does .... he knows people generally perceive "tax" as a negative .... he does the same for steam

oh, and speaking of android apps and MAJOR security flaws:


but i guess Tim forgot about that one ...
 

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that's what he does .... he knows people generally perceive "tax" as a negative .... he does the same for steam

oh, and speaking of android apps and MAJOR security flaws:


but i guess Tim forgot about that one ...
Yeah blaming the 30% commission for the security of the Play Store is like, wtf? How are they even related?

But anyway I really can't get over the fact that on Android he does have the option of avoiding the 30% (exactly like on PC, or any other open platforms), while he mostly silently suck it up on iOS and console.
Funnily enough, he always complain about the platforms where he has alternatives. Rarely about those where he risks burning bridges.
 

Alextended

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Don't forget that he wanted to get on the play store without paying the fee. Probably to use Fortnite as a trojan horse to get his "better" store to users there too.

Just because, indeed, these (PC/Android) are the platforms open enough to even allow him to have a store. But the other guys are good, closed like his stuff.
 
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gabbo

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Yeah blaming the 30% commission for the security of the Play Store is like, wtf? How are they even related?

But anyway I really can't get over the fact that on Android he does have the option of avoiding the 30% (exactly like on PC, or any other open platforms), while he mostly silently suck it up on iOS and console.
Funnily enough, he always complain about the platforms where he has alternatives. Rarely about those where he risks burning bridges.
Tim hates walled garden's unless it's Apple's.
 
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C-Dub

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$680m on Fortnite, $251m when you take Fortnite out. So 108m users are spending $6.29 (inc Fortnite) and $2.32 (not inc. Fortnite). Though obviously the $2.32 figure is not an accurate average as we don't know what the number of EGS customers buying full games are.
 
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Arsene

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251m across 90 exclusives including Borderlands 3, The Division 2, Outer Worlds, Metro Exodus and RDR2 is abysmal. Especially with those 2 megasales.

Satisfactory and World War Z sold 1.2m on EGS alone and if you include all the AAA games that doesnt leave a lot for the other 80 exclusives they buried on their store.
 

C-Dub

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I think free games aren't a bad thing, though I won't be cheering for them. If I see something I want for free, I will take it - I won't just add every game to my library because it costs nothing.

Frankly, if you look at it rationally, the figures aren't great. $2.32 per user that isn't spent on Fortnite is abysmal. And you know the vast majority of that $251m revenue will be from the big hitters like Borderlands 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2, and not from the vast majority of the moneyhatted exclusives.

If they had something real to gloat about they would talk about profits, give us a better breakdown of users and so on. These figures seem suitably fudged.
 

TioChuck

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After reading the breakdown, EGS propably won't survive one more year, unless Sweeney is adamant in this persue of been the overlord of PC gaming, if you consider all the exclusives they grabbed last year, they definily spend over than U$250m on those, and much more on paying for the rights to giveawey Free Games, Fortnite is whats holding this ship togheter, when it sinks, it will drown everyone on board.
 

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Assuming at least 5,000,000 purchases were made using the $5 sale coupon during the winter seal, ssteamwouldve made in more revenue still woulsnt it?
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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They don't care about profit etc at the moment. It's all about getting mindshare, pulling people away from Steam and trying to retain users when they age out of Fortnite.
 
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After reading the breakdown, EGS propably won't survive one more year, unless Sweeney is adamant in this persue of been the overlord of PC gaming, if you consider all the exclusives they grabbed last year, they definily spend over than U$250m on those, and much more on paying for the rights to giveawey Free Games, Fortnite is whats holding this ship togheter, when it sinks, it will drown everyone on board.
I have a stupid strong belief that the BR craze will die this year and be replaced by something else. Unless epic copies it, which is highly probable looking at what they did with fortnite, egs will sink.
 

TioChuck

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I have a stupid strong belief that the BR craze will die this year and be replaced by something else. Unless epic copies it, which is highly probable looking at what they did with fortnite, egs will sink.
the hot thing now is Escape from Tarkov, will be funny to see how Epic translates Tarkov into Fortnite.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Tizoc No idea. I'd say they are giving free games so people have a library to keep them within the Epic ecosystem until Epic can copy someone else's "Next Big Idea" and hope it catches on like Fortnite did.
 

Kyougar

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Tizoc No idea. I'd say they are giving free games so people have a library to keep them within the Epic ecosystem until Epic can copy someone else's "Next Big Idea" and hope it catches on like Fortnite did.
having a library only matters if you have a reason to constantly visit the store. I have probably a dozen libraries across GoG, publisher stores, PSN, and even the old and dead Impulse store.. I only use them if I want to play a game (and remember that I have it on it) on there.
 

Yaska

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Just a reminder to anyone doing the math, for games that give 5% to streamers, it will be deducted from Epic's cut for the first year. So Epic's cut varies from 7 to 12% instead of lump 12%.
 

Kyougar

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So equivalent to about 4,2 million $60 games. Not exactly great but I don't know what their expectations were.
The expectations (that were previously not known to the public) are ALWAYS better than the company thought, because it means they are successful!
 

eonden

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Just a reminder to anyone doing the math, for games that give 5% to streamers, it will be deducted from Epic's cut for the first year. So Epic's cut varies from 7 to 12% instead of lump 12%.
They also made special deals with Borderlands and other games where they gave up to 20% cut to streamers...
 
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