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The Big AAA game publishers are choosing epic store over Steam, keep reading to find out why.

 

 

The three most recent games from French studio Quantic Dream — Detroit: Become HumanBeyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain — are all PlayStation exclusives at the moment, but they’re on their way to Windows PC with the help of Epic Games, the companies announced Wednesday at the 2019 Game Developers Conference.

 

PC ports of all three games are scheduled to be released “later this year,” and each one will be sold exclusively in the Epic Games Store for one year, Quantic Dream said in a news release. The company “partnered with” Epic to bring the titles to PC, according to the announcement. It’s unclear if Epic is funding the development of the PC versions, or if the company merely paid for the timed exclusive on the distribution arrangement. We’ve asked the companies for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive.

The news comes as no great shock. In January, Quantic Dream announced that it had taken an investment from Chinese internet company NetEase for a minority stake in the studio. At the time, Quantic Dream executives said they would take their future projects to multiple platforms, suggesting that the company’s long-running exclusive partnership with Sony had come to an end. The wording in Wednesday’s announcement underscored that.

 

 

now as to Why this is happening and Why this is Bad

 

 

 

 

 

Important:  https://imgur.com/BqVfzBd

 

 

more info:

 

https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/0/1745605598703934900/?ctp=290#c1843566500527009287

 

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This is a fantastic summary of the issues most people have with Epic's anti-consumer practices.

For those who can't be bothered to watch a 20 minute video, here are some key points:

1. Tim Sweeney is a hypocrite: he says consumers have no right to choose what store they buy their games on, while having also stated, (in 2016 and again in 2017), that (paraphrasing here) "the thing that I feel is incredibly important for the future of the industry is the PC platform remains open. So that any user, without any friction, can install applications from any developer and ensure any company, Microsoft or anybody else, can't insert themselves by force as a universal middleman and force developers to sell through them instead of selling directly to customers."

Hmm... and what is Epic doing? Ah yes, inserting themselves by force as a universal middleman.

2. Epic is paying publishers for exclusivity rights to their games, creating a situation similar to the console wars between digital marketplaces. This has torn the community and left "loyalist" fans unwilling to hear the arguments of either side.

3. Epic is stealing games from Steam that have already been advertised and put for sale on Steam

4. Epic has an outrageous EULA. They hold YOU responsible for what they do with YOUR content, as they own and are able to exploit anything you publish onto their platform. You will pay all lawyer costs, court dues, etc. (That's the worst case scenario, of course. The best case scenario is that they use your content, profit off it, and you don't see a penny of the profit).

Care to see how Steam's EULA compares to Epic's? Check out the video starting at 14:05

5. Epic costs consumers MORE than Steam does. You would think that with all the benefits Epic provides for developers, that they'd want to appeal to consumers as well, right? Unfortunately, Epic cares nothing for the consumer, as ALL of their games cost the same as they do on Steam (with the exception of Metro), and regional pricing is MORE expensive for people outside of the U.S.

Plenty of more great points in the video, but those were the top 5 I thought were worth mentioning.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese spyware = tencent = epic game. lol no one in the right mind should install that epic client. epic is owned 40% by chinese and they are well known for selling user data and spying.

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