In recent months, Epic Games Store has launched a tight policy of exclusive acquisition on PC, this has not been very pleasing to users, who have elected the company led by Tim Sweeney as the most hated ever. But there’s more.
As reported by DSOG, in a series of Tweets, the former Valve developer Richard Geldreich said that with his 30% tax (or the share that Steam retains from a game’s sales), Steam was killing PC gaming and that now only thanks to Epic Games Store, the situation is improving:
“Steam was killing PC gaming, he was a 30% tax on the entire industry. You have no idea how lucrative Steam was to Valve, it was a virtual money printing machine. It distorted the entire company. Epic is now adjusting the situation for all players.“
However, Geldreich recognizes the numerous problems and gaps in the Epic Games Store, which the company should solve as quickly as possible.
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Steam was killing PC gaming. It was a 30% tax on an entire industry. It was unsustainable. You have no idea how profitable Steam was for Valve. It was a virtual printing press. It distorted the entire company. Epic is fixing this for all gamers.
— Richard Geldreich (@richgel999) April 5, 2019
What do you think of Richard Geldreich’s statements?