Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Sphinx2000, Jun 13, 2017.
Steam don't do exclusives.
NMS was also on GoG
Not that it matters
Developers being too lazy to list their game elsewhere does not make it an exclusive.
An exclusive means that the developers are not allowed to list it elsewhere.
Obviously the goal is to list it in as many places as possible or practical.
Good luck finding Dota2 or TF2 on any other launcher... ever.
Before you rave about it's own game isn't considered exclusive/doesn't count, most Ubisoft games these days are on Steam and Uplay, but The Division 2 is going to be on Epic and Uplay.
Steam pricing will need to change, hopefully for the better. Don't defend their business practices either.
Ubisoft lists on Steam because it can get more sales/profit that way.
Developers own games are completely up to them.
You'll also find all Valve games are not compatible with other launchers because they lack so many features that the games rely on.
The whole point is about developers being paid to be locked to a certain platform.
You do know that eventually tencent *could* own or have a controlling stake in epic?
Which has been their strategy for past purchases.
very true, they could also completely sell their stake off next week..... Gabe could also sell his value share to Epic tomorrow........ Eventually anything could happen
Only if Tim sells up his shares (edit: like Gabe lol), he said he would never let Tencent (or any other investor) have access to their customer data on Reddit last month:
As well as offline-support coming soon.
Why are you being silly?
Tencent are going around buying stakes in companies, then buying the whole thing.
Why do you think Epic will be different?
Why does doing the same thing they've been doing all of a sudden pigs flying?
This really just shows your lack of knowledge.
I can't click that link at the moment. Does he own 60% of Epic alone?
i guess we can only take him at his word, but he'll sell one day - just a matter of when.
Valve is next? Then what are you going to do.
Until it happens, it's all at anyone's word.
I'm not the one being silly - you say Tencent are going around buying stakes in companies, then buying the whole thing........ But that appears completely incorrect? Yes, Tencent buys stakes in other business (as one would expect for a company of that size), but it is quite rare that they buy a majority stake, let alone the whole thing. For a company that is continually buying stakes in businesses, they very rarely purchase any more.
So, before you try to say that I "lack knowledge", perhaps you should actually do a bit of research yourself because I don't appear to be the one to lack any knowledge.
Tencent own Riot games (league) Grinding Gear Games (path of exile) Supercell (clash of clans)
And there is a very long list of things that do not have a majority stake, many of which are very close for example Epic Games at 40%.
They own 5% of Ubisoft, now thats a pretty clear sign they aren't attemping to take them over.
TC are getting very big, locking up PC exclusives will be a big deal to them as part owner.
Features of Epic store and Metro
So I was right?
TC aren't getting very big - they are one of the biggest companies on earth (top 10 from memory)
I gave you a list of games it has ownership of, which is quite significant compared to other companies.
Just because they have some smaller investments it doesn't discount their larger investments.
Epic is one of those larger investments and they don't exactly need to go very far to get controlling ownership if the opportunity arises in the future.
You said the above
Then showed they had a majority stake in 3 companies - they have invested in thousands of companies, Tencent is one of the biggest companies on earth