Planned on picking this up on PS4 anyway since that's where I own 1 & 2 but this really sucks to see. Hope IO got payed enough to make the backlash worth it.
Trying to talk to anyone on twitter about EGS is like talking to a brick wall. All they know is free games and 12% good Steam BAD and Epic is a flawless company thats trying to save consumers from the monopolistic clutches of Apple and Valve. They believe any PR garbage Tim and Epic spew out because they can only comprehend buzzwords.I dislike this situation even more because it brings out my desire to convince people this is wrong, backed by my own conviction to point out wrongs when I see them. Seeing people arguing the same old shit over and over again in favour of EGS deals is tiring and works me up (I was able to ignore them most of the time, having muted the words "epic" "egs" "fortnte" "exclusive" and a whole slew of people on Twitter but as I mentioned, I love the Hitman games, and this one stings particularly).
Yeah, it is technically "just another laucher" if you dont care about functionality, library cohesion, business practice principles, moral dilemma of supporting Epic... yeah, it is good that IOI gets extra funding, but how is it my problem if they seem to consistently overestimate their sales and produce red numbers? Yeah, 12% is better for devs than 30%, but again, how is that my concern? Why should I accept Epic as my lord and saviour when they constantly make very morally questionable decisions? Why is IOI entitled to my sale if they put it on a platform I want nothing to do with? Since when does a buyer cater to the seller and not the other way around? Why should I let myself be tooled into a champion for companies who only want my money anyway and dont care about anything else? I have all Hitman games on Steam, and bought all the content of the last two, which wasnt exactly cheap, so IOI wouldnt really be in a position to argue I didnt spend enough on them.
In response to their exclusivity announcement, I tweeted "yeah, lost my sale. fucking hell, Io, expected more from you", and someone responded I shouldve read on, so I would understand why they took the money, and then basically "think" about my "bitchy" tweet; and another chimed in saying "they cant, they dont continue reading after they get angry" and it annoys the hell out of me, knowing these knobheads dont grasp the beginning of the whole argument , throw accusations readily because they seemingly have a picture of a raging Steam fanboy or whatever and basically make any attempt of discussion meaningless, especially on a platform like Twitter, where discussion is inherently limited. I mean, what do you even respond to that?
Because of course I read on and bloody know why they took the money. Its not like I havent heard the same PR blabber a hundred times in EGSclusivity announcements. Io seems to wanna downplay both exclusivity deals (EGS and PSVR) they took and dont seem to respond to criticisms. They havent learned from Hitman 2016 clusterfuck episodic release, nor from Hitman 2's release, where you almost needed a spreadsheet to figure out what to buy to get the whole experience. Its seriously no wonder they keep messing up releases. They make lovely murder simulators, but their business side seems to be completely aimless.
sorry for the equally aimless rant. Its just bloody annoying this is still happening. This damn industry, man. I really wish they wouldnt constantly say "we care about our loyal fans" while their actions say "we do not give a single shit about you - we want your money, and all of it; and then take a loan and give us that, too"
Oh yes, true. I know that discussing EGS on Twitter, especially with converts of the weird "EGS=PC saviour" cult, is pointless. To them, I'm probably just a Steam stan or Valve shill or whatever if I don't bow down to Tim Sweeney. I just wish it wouldnt rile me up so much. I argue with these people in my head because I have a deep-seated desire for people to at least understand, even if they choose not to agree. I know this isnt always possible, but encountering mean or ignorant people, in RL or online, still always rubs me the wrong way. Something I need to learn to better shrug off, I guess.Trying to talk to anyone on twitter about EGS is like talking to a brick wall. All they know is free games and 12% good Steam BAD and Epic is a flawless company thats trying to save consumers from the monopolistic clutches of Apple and Valve. They believe any PR garbage Tim and Epic spew out because they can only comprehend buzzwords.
Their talk means jack shit anyway, Shilling for Epic won't suddenly make that horrible $230m revenue from 2019 any better. Silent minority as always.
You'd think Epic would have enough money to actually pay one of their artists to do a decent photoshop! Hell, They should have done it in UE5 to show off the engine more. Missed Opportunity. Sad and lacking effort and imagination.
Here's a better tip, end this 'moral' crusade and don't inadvertently cause Fortnite's downfall in the process. You aren't a moral guiding light in the darkness of the gaming industry. Use your massive amounts of cash to internally develop more games.Here's a free tip epic, use some of that money you got from using kids as proxy to their parents wallets and hire someone with photoshop skills. Even by your low standards this is pretty bad.
They can have their artists make an entire CG trailer for the lawsuit but they went to the intern from accouting to make them a hat by taking a royalty free render of a hat and skewing some white text a bit.You'd think Epic would have enough money to actually pay one of their artists to do a decent photoshop! Hell, They should have done it in UE5 to show off the engine more. Missed Opportunity. Sad and lacking effort and imagination.