- Dec 6, 2018
IIRC Galy did imply Epic had a hand in Journey but in retrospect I have my doubts.
The implication (or at least as I undesrtood it) was that they got it in the store by paying.
After SEGA taking a Stadia exclusivity deal of all things for Judgment despite the popularity of the Yakuza games on PC, them taking another Epic deal is not surprising (though still disappointing)...I'm not a huge fan of the Sonic games, but I'm still disappointed in Sega that they are doing more EGS exclusives. I thought Sega was doing very well on pc? I guess Epic's millions are hard to refuse for every publisher, successful or not...
This said, I'm surprised to see the majority of highly wishlisted games still getting a multi-store or Steam-only release. I wonder if Epic didn't try to grab these games, or rather the dev or publisher refused the deal for whatever reason...
and Geoforce.After SEGA taking a Stadia exclusivity deal of all things for Judgment despite the popularity of the Yakuza games on PC, them taking another Epic deal is not surprising (though still disappointing)...
NISA has a huge issue with properly advertising where you can get their games on PC. They would mention CS4 for GOG and Steam in trailers but not EGS, EGS and Steam in advertising emails but not GOG, and Steam on their website but nowhere else. (This one was fixed).I have no qualms with games being available everywhere (I believe that games should be available in as many places as possible, barring some technical limitation) I was just surprised since I hadn't even heard about it.
Though, I'll admit i don't really follow anything releated to the EGS (except for this thread).
Sure, that seems logical.I just realized that the 350k and 2 million numbers includes Steam and Game Pass and didn't really take them into account. Still, the vast majority of PC users are likely on Epic right now just due to the giveaway.
Are mobile phone players and DRM free players taken into consideration?Sure, that seems logical.
For info, I have tried to compute the DAU on Steam nowadays: assuming a typical daily session lasts 1 hour, it should be about 261k.
So, out of the DAU shown on the following graph, which I need to check with a ruler, we should be able to roughly tell GamePass from Steam, unless I am completely off with my assumption of a typical daily session duration.
Edit: The ruler part is below:
45 green pixels ; 1 black pixel ; 13 red pixels.
45.5/(45+1+13) ~ 77%
So that is a DAU of 277k for the whole PC gamers (Steam and GamePass).
That would mean roughly:
Then EGS happens and brings roughly:
- 260 k Steam DAU,
- 20 k GamePass DAU.
- 1.7 M Epic DAU.
I think people will have a better time continuing with Civ or get Humankind from what Ive played of Old World some days ago.
sounds like a play top get chinese F2P players on the store and to pay in fortnite , given epic takes 0 from MTX
Will care if I don't need to use the Genshin launcher as I want my playtime tracked and I have yet to find a way the game does it itself.
i'm assuming that's the reason why they aren't on steam ... it's not like they don't know steam exists (and how big it is)How do you know? That's just, really weird. I know Epic allows devs to do their own payment stuff, but... Oh who am I kidding, this store isn't meant to make money.
They know Steam exists, didn't MiHoyo had also a steam package at some point too? IDK but only reason Genshin is releasing on EGS is because Epic approached them and won't take a cent of their in app purchases while the rest of platforms would do.i'm assuming that's the reason why they aren't on steam ... it's not like they don't know steam exists (and how big it is)
There is 0 visibility for the game in EGS.In a bit of multi store news, Going Medieval has been #1 on Steam since its release whereas it debuted at #20 on EGS (and #10 at GOG).. I have to preface again that Epic has a sale going on right now, but it gives a small glimpse as to how concurrent releases fare.
Weirdly this one that automatically creates dozens of accounts for resale/cheating purposes hasn't gotten same treatment