tim sweeney

Steam Takes Massive Cuts From Games Sales, And Developers Are Not Happy

Valve contribution to PC gaming with the introduction of Steam as a market place is undeniable. However, Steam is more or less the monopoly now when it comes to games sales. But, slowly over the years, grumblings have started rising about how Steam deals with developers and the cut they keep from games sales. Tim Sweeney, the co-founder of Epic Games and the man behind the Unreal engines,  recently had this to say: “The game market system is pretty unfair,” Sweeney said in a talk at Gamescom’s Devcom. “All of the app stores take 30% [of revenue per transaction]. That’s strange, because Mastercard and Visa can do a transfer for three dollars.” And this is applicable for both Steam and GOG. “CDN [Content Distribution Network] Value is one percent of your revenue,” Sweeney went on to say. “It...

Windows 10 Will Make Steam Worse And Broken: Tim Sweeney

Epic Games’ co-founder Tim Sweeney is known for openly speaking against Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, describing it as a “Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly”. He clearly is not a fan of what Microsoft may have in store for us with Windows 10. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, Sweeney has directly targeted his criticisms, saying that future updates in Windows 10 may make third party applications and stores like Steam progressively worse. Here is his official statement: “There are two programming interfaces for Windows and every app has to choose one of them. Every Steam app – every PC game for the past few decades – has used Win32. It’s been both responsible for the vibrant software market we have now, but also for malware. Any progra...

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