The creator of Epic Games would create more ways for Shell industry than it has been since massively popular and influential Fortnite 2017 hit the finance market for their PC, Epic Games Store, which offers gamers more 88-12 percent. revenue than competition.
In addition, Epic has paid large sums of money to developers to launch their games only in their store, creating a particularly heated point between PC gaming fans and the company. As a result, the store has grown to 85 million users, mainly due to Fortnite active player base. Epic has today announced a game developers' conference in San Francisco. (The software used to run on Fortnite computer is also an Epic Games Store, so game users are also registered store users.)
"I don't think we're going to do it forever. I hope that we already see that the ecosystem is going through life, from the perspective of sales and consumers, ”said Allison, today GDC, at his Q&A, along with colleagues at Epic, Sergey Galyonkin, Director of Publishing Strategy, and Joe Kreiner, Head of Business Development.
"We'll probably do that," Allison added. “It is pushing the business model and helping people thrive. We hope people just come, or the industry is moving down to meet us. However, the answer is yes, we will at some point reset or have very few exclusive rights per year. You will definitely not do this right now.
Yesterday, Epic announced a brand new PC Excellence Scale, including Control a new Remedy Entertainment game, Solar Ash Kingdom from indie favorites and Hyper Light Drifter Studio Heart Machine and Trio of the only French creator Quantic Dream. Just a simple look at the PC gaming subreddit community will explain that some users, of course, especially vocals, are not completely satisfied. "Stop advertising your Steam game if you are going to make it an exclusive Epic," says one of several thousand commentary threads. "How to Stop Epic Exception: Never Buy a Game" – Reads Another.
One of the counterpoints is Deep Silver Metro Exodus which, as a Reddit thread, was the above link and was later pulled out when Epic gave exclusive computer rights. Customers who pre-ordered the game still received a copy distributed by Steam, but Valve issued a rare public statement that spoke of "unfair".
Recently, community members who discovered Epico's strategy suddenly said that Epic is using its store to spy on its relationship with the Chinese government – Epic has received a large state-controlled Tencent investment back in 2013. Some users began to dig into the main software of the store's software, Epic felt the need to deny the charge, and CEO Tim Sweeney experienced the Reddit commentary on the topic to try to reassure critics.
With regard to Metro Exodus Allison and Kreiner said today to the GDC crowd that the company will never do that. . "We knew there would be a certain strike there, and that wasn't the perfect solution," Carter said. "We want to avoid this in the future." Allison said, "I felt worse and was bigger than we thought [it would be] in response to the next steps, and we got together and said," We will never do this again. ""
As for what Epic is going to do to win PC game fans who feel like trying to beat the wedge into the heart of the community, Allison says that Epic and its community relationship team are hard at work . "We're trying. Tim Sweeney is in the middle of those conversations. He tries to communicate with people, ”said Allison, adding that Sweeney often merges into topics where people don't see their answers. "We hope more attraction and people will live longer with the store, the feeling will change."
"We respect everyone's feelings. We just want to have reciprocal conversations, ”Allison said. "We definitely do not make spyware, and we are not" China ", but we are not trying to create an empire. We're working hard to help developers.