I don't actually care about epic store lol, it was just a click bait. But I can totally understand now why so many developers are moving there recently. I mean it's hard to blame them when Steam charging the devs 30% commission, mean while Epic store only 12%.
I used to to be a staunch Steam defender, but more and more i can see they are lagging behind its competition and blatantly refuse to evolve...or make games anymore.
Epic store is not making games either, but at least they invest into exclusives and give away free games. You can cry me a river about how unfair exclusives are, but if this is a free market, if something gets new clients then it's fair. Steam has enjoyed its monopoly for too long, so that it became quite complacent with being the the biggest digital store, not doing anything for PC community anymore.
And worst of all, it's lagging behind regarding the subscription services. Meanwhile all companies scrambling around offering better and better deals and selection of games for their monthly deals, Steam is not doing a damn about that.
Ubisoft is preparing a Plus service, MS is offering a game pass for PC for 1 buck, EA games are not that overpriced with their monthly service either. All these services offer many new games at the same time as their launch dates for a fraction of money than paying 60 bucks on Steam. Yes, I am not owning the games, only renting, but in the digital era, why care to own anything. We are not actually owning them anyways. So, nowadays subscription services completely replaced for me the need of buying games at full price at launch, when i can play most new releases for 12 bucks a month or less.
Tonight I will be playing Gears of War 5 for 1 buck with MS Game Pass. Yadda yadda MS store sucks blah blah, 1 buck vs 60 on Steam, who the **** cares?