At Epic, our goal is to help game developers succeed. Throughout 2019, we’ll be launching a large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms. These services will be free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. As a developer, you’re free to choose mix-and-match solutions from Epic and others as you wish.
Yea for indie game devs it's exciting news. Cross Platform is huge.
Discord is just as big a threat to Steam as EG is as they are quickly becoming a daily platform for most PC gamers to keep in touch with friends, similar to how Steam was/is used. We pretty much know Discord makes money off of user data, which might be subsidizing this low cut of sales, and possibly better personally targeted storefronts.Epic Games seems to have kicked off an arms race between PC game storefronts. When Epic announced the store, they told the public that developers would get 88% of all sales revenue, as opposed to the 70% cut developers and publishers get on Steam. Valve quickly lowered the rates for large-volume titles, and now Discord's relatively new store has an even lower 90/10 revenue split. This isn't quite as low as the mere 5% cut RobotCache promised to take, but the other caveats of a blockchain-based distribution platform are still a mystery.
I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't bought them and just integrated it with Windows at this point. Both companies are into wanting to harvest user data, and MS has been trying to push back into PC gaming for a couple years now.Yeah. We tried to start using Steam like that, had a channel for announcements for server updates (we were playing on a conan private server on my PC so it had my IP and stuff) then we found that for some reason they wiped out chat history periodically.
So yeah, it's pretty but Steam has a long way to go.
This has no basis in anything I've read, but with these competing services I wouldn't be surprised to see someone acquired. Like if Epic/EA/Origin bought (or bought a stake of) Discord to power all of their social stuff to better compete with or differentiate from Steam.
Of course then out of nowhere Facebook would buy them or something :|
Welp, I sure helped a little bit of that. I've dropped entirely too much money between BR and STW.
Play the LTM modes. The normal modes are a sweatfest and only fun if you're trying to be good at the game. The LTM modes that have respawning are especially fun for a casual player. I play the LTM modes the majority of the time and only do the normal Solo mode if a challenge requires it. No point playing against the tryhards when I'm just trying to dick around.So I have tried to play this fortnite game a few times but goddamn is it not new player friendly. They really need a ranked play so these American Inventors getting 30 kills a game actually fight people their own skill level. Of course the streaming trash faggots hate the idea of even competition.