This week's highs and lows in PC gaming: Page 2 | PC GamerFraser Brown: Stanning Steam
A couple of big upcoming releases are going to be Epic Games Store exclusives, I’m sure you’ve heard, and some people have lost their damn minds. For a while now, there’s been an undercurrent of resentment about Valve’s digital distribution monopoly, but all it’s taken is for one competitor to start pinching games—in no way stopping anyone from playing them—and now Valve has all these angry BFFs trying to protect it from another company. It’s embarrassing. Humans need to stop protecting billion-dollar companies.
Now there aren’t just calls to boycott Epic, but the tangentially-related SteamSpy, too, and that’s in addition to all the impotent review bombing runs targeting games that aren’t even exclusive. If anything, all this does is make it clear that more competition is necessary, if only to pry these people away from a shop they’ve become inexplicably loyal to. It’s for their own good.
I mean, to be fair I'd buy a cassette player to listen to the new Tool album.PC Gamer: This is all on entitled gamers who have spent years with an iPod unwilling to listen to the new Tool album on cassette!
That's really embarrassing. But pc gamer wrote before that these moneyhats are necessary to compete against Steam. I need to stop reading their BS about this matter.PcGaMEr
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Tangentially related my foot.
It’s the most annoying coming from them, because a site named as they are should be providing a better voice for PC issues. But instead there are basically no notable advocates out there.That's really embarrassing. But pc gamer wrote before that these moneyhats are necessary to compete against Steam. I need to stop reading their BS about this matter.
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep Silver alone.
The recent comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team do not reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise. They do reflect the hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual who has seen what was previously nothing but positive goodwill towards his work turn to controversy due to a business decision he had no control over. We respectfully ask that any and all valid feedback over this decision is directed at Koch Media / Deep Silver, and not the developers at 4A Games.
The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep Silver. Our decision to partner with Epic Games was based on the goal of investing in the future of the series and our development partner at 4A Games. We have every intention of continuing this franchise, and a PC version will always be at the heart of our plans.
yeah ... for someone that's supposed to be saving devs - they seem to involve them very little in making exclusivity decisionsEpic Games, they love developers so much they are making deals that don't involve them at all.
So, they already have the money to do the next one, why do they care if people don't buy Exodus?Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz said:"By teaming up with Epic we will be able to invest more into the future of Metro and our ongoing partnership with series developer 4A Games, to the benefit of our Metro fans."
All of us with two braincells to rub together knew that Epic never really cared about developers or the "little guys."Epic Games, they love developers so much they are making deals that don't involve them at all.
apparently it's a statement from Deep Silver, not 4A ... which makes it even more bizarre tbhThis is pretty damning. Maybe it's just me projecting but it sounds basically as close as they can go to admit: "They fucked up, you are right to complain and we aren't too hot on the decision either" as diplomatically as possible.
I hate what they did, but it’s actually a good move by Deep Silver. It takes all pressure off the devs and reassigns the blame to where it belongs: their publisher.apparently it's a statement from Deep Silver, not 4A ... which makes it even more bizarre tbh
Link doesn't work anymore, guess he took it down?Statement on Instagram from the author of the Metro novels
Dmitry Glukhovsky / Глуховский on Instagram: “Обращение по поводу ситуации со Стимом и Метро:Исход”
Edit: Not a dev, but the book author.
Meanwhile, not so much over at Epic.Metro Exodus pre-load for existing Steam pre-order customers WILL HAPPEN, and we will announce expected start time in due course. We regret to inform that pre-load via the Epic Games Store is not planned
Well of course the trusty Print Screen button -> copy to paint method should still work, I guess, or using a third party program like ShareX that directly saves an image when pressing the Print Screen button.
that's old news they announced that at The Keighleys™It looks like another game is going Epic Games Store only, Maneater.
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Our press release:
Maneater, the ShaRkPG, is adding NVIDIA Ansel support - Christ Centered Gamer
(sorry for shameless self promotion)