Epic is a startup? Wa..?As people flock to video games and social networks to fight boredom during the pandemic, investors in the company that owns two of the biggest lockdown hits are betting that those habits will stick.www.bloomberg.com
I don't even know what their thinking behind this is but I am very curious.As people flock to video games and social networks to fight boredom during the pandemic, investors in the company that owns two of the biggest lockdown hits are betting that those habits will stick.www.bloomberg.com
EDIT: Source Epic Exclusive: Early Access Summer 2020We entered a partnership with Epic Games Store, without going into so much details, it gave us the support we needed and still need to be able to put all of our time and ressources into Among Trees, which is making the release of the game possible in Summer 2020.
Such a partnership comes with agreements from both side of the spectrum.
One of them is that the game is Epic exclusives for a period of 15 months.
That's a new strategy. Get paid for the privilege of shipping half a game, then ship the real version on the platform you are trying to choke off once the deal wears off. It's like outsourcing Early Access and it makes me nauseous .I played a Captain Sparrow copy of Among Trees and except for the graphic style which is really beautiful imo, the game is severly undercooked. Very little to do, little to no explanation, terrible optimized, janky.
Simply put, they are really staying true to the "pre-alpha" wording. Meaning, the game is not even in alpha yet.
There are far better and more complete first person survival building games out there. The demo I played of Grounded on Steam was way way better than Among Trees.
Logging into your account would be activity, so quite likely this. I wonder if it also takes into account people firing up the unreal engine to work with tat, since it too is tied to the launcher for installs and updatesMonthly users it says so I guess logs in once a month at least counts as active? Either way an easily manipulated and rather low bar to set.
I agree with you, but at some point they will need purchasing customers and so far their userbase has skewed hard in the opposite direction.I think the eggs strategy isn't to sell games to Joe bloggs like us. Its to sell user numbers to big firms to then........
I am also only now noticing the twist of fate Sweeney finds himself in. He bemoaned the PC as a land of pirates if I recall correctly, yet this is exactly the kind of user base he ended up fostering a decade later.They've developed a base of un-purchasing customers which is pretty unique and impressive.
If this is the actual trend, they'll change the wording to "user base" or "player base", so as to not imply any purchases will ever be made as a cover-their-ass guarantee.They've developed a base of un-purchasing customers which is pretty unique and impressive.
They consider grabbing a free game a transaction, they gonna loophole as much as they can.If this is the actual trend, they'll change the wording to "user base" or "player base", so as to not imply any purchases will ever be made as a cover-their-ass guarantee.
Customer base implicitly implies purchases.
Pro Skater and Mortal Shell were a huge blow to me. But other than those, they've been slowing down lately indeed.It's good numbers, but it hasn't translated to much recently. There hasn't been too many worthwhile exclusives announced for it in a while.
So if I'm reading this right EGS players only have access to non-modded official servers because Epic doesn't support modding yet?Hello Killing Floor Community, It’s been our goal from the outset that Killing Floor 2 can be played and shared with as many players across the globe. To that end, we’re happy to announce that Killing Floor 2 will be coming soon to the Epic Games Store. To ensure that we don’t divide the PC...forums.tripwireinteractive.com
The game will clearly be free on Epic in the coming weeks. Probably also means their next game will be Epic only and this is a way to migrate them."The only changes are utilizing Vivox for VOIP and EOS to give you access to the pool of EGS players. "
They are already wording it as if they are doing a favor to the Steam players by integrating them to the non-existant community of EGS players.
I mean more the direct followup to KF2, be it KF3 or something similar.Not probably, Tripwire's next and last release are both EGS exclusive lol (Chivalry 2 and Maneater)