Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tim Sweeney on Epic Game Store's Impact

I think someone left Tim Sweeney unsupervised on the Twitter machine today. Blue's rounded up all the tweets and put them in one handy location.

This question gets to the core of Epic’s strategy for competing with dominant storefronts. We believe exclusives are the only strategy that will change the 70/30 status quo at a large enough scale to permanently affect the whole game industry. For example, after years of great work by independent stores (excluding big publishers like EA-Activision-Ubi), none seem to have reached 5% of Steam’s scale. Nearly all have more features than Epic; and the ability to discount games is limited by various external pressures.