EPIC Games Store threatens Valve Steam store

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Epic Games Store It is the new store that has been launched by the video game developer Epic Games. Thus, it joins the alternatives and pretends to be a serious competitor to Valve and its Steam, but also to GOG and Humble. The developer Epic Games will not only sell their own titles, also those of other developers, but this could affect us closely if the store does not decide to also sell video games for the GNU / Linux platform.

In principle, the Epic Games Store will start with a select list of video games just for Microsoft Windows and MacOSSo bad news for the beginning of next year. After that, as they have been able to confirm from sources internal to Epic Games, more titles will be sold and it will be extended to other platforms. Among those platforms they have expressly cited Android, which is good news, but they have left open which one will complete the list and I hope that Linux could be among them, as well as platforms such as Xbox, PS, and Nintendo game consoles.

Throughout 2019 We will see this, but I hope that among them is LinuxIn fact, if we enter the forums that Epic Games has, we can see a multitude of threads and conversations requesting support for Linux from its client, or for certain successful video games such as Fortnite itself, which has become so popular lately. I am quite bothered by the attitude of certain developers of always forgetting our platform, I understand that it is because users are not so numerous, but there are and we deserve attention ...


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  1.   Miguel Mayol i Tur said

    "Threat" like bestheda, battle.net, GoG, and the all-powerful MS
    But it turns out that between offers, and service - updates, library, etc -
    Steam is a long way off.
    And in Lignux, I won't even tell you.
    The day they bring out a cheap gaming laptop
    The current € 1000, but in two years that will cost € 500
    With Steam OS
    They will ravage even more

  2.   Gregory ros said

    Threat or not, I see it as a wake-up call to Steam, lately it gives the impression that it is resting on its laurels and seeing how the competition is strengthened, they could use it to update and expand their catalog of games (I mean their own). We must also bear in mind that Steam takes a considerable bite for each sale, taking into account that carrying this more than super-amortized would be a considerable detail for the authors of the titles to reduce those commissions.