Earnings report shows Epic Games paid $10.5 million to secure Control as a PC exclusive

Chary Sep 22, 2019.

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    I don't think that Fortnight money isn't going to last forever, that's probably why they're going for the long term, by trying to compete with Steam. If they put some of that money towards their store front, maybe then a shit ton of people won't mind using it.
     
  2. DANTENDO

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    Grow up mate
     
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    On first glance here I got a lot of Resident Evil Revelations 2 vibes she looks a lot like Claire Redfield
     
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    dont like how your platform of choice is being ruined? just get a different one without all your friends, games or hardware, simple! /s
     
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    Is this game any good?
     
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    Do you like lobbing things at enemy's then buy it and if you didn't like lobbing things at enemy's you wil do with this game so buy it
     
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    I expect PC gamers are more mature and rational than those console whiny fortnuts kids....

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    Bruh, that's some good dough. Not surprised why indie devs are flocking towards it.
     
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    Funny that the devs will not see a dime of this :)
    Only publishers reap the riches when it comes to Epic Exclusivity.
    Well, unless they self publish
     
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    Once more I find it odd to see as much dislike for Epic as I see but we did this dance before. I would say it is a give me convenience or give me death thing but if people were otherwise prepared to spend and will go the hassle of sailing the high seas of the internet then I don't even see that.

    That said I absolutely adored the Max Payne games back when and Alan Wake was not without its charms but all of those were so long ago at this point that I would not bust out my wallet or sink my investment cash to that extent in the game, and can't see the return on investment (be it in money or mindshare) either. That had better have been one mightily fine demo they showcased.



    A company whose primary business is/was an operating system (one they enjoy a monopoly in) is facing dwindling market share and/or irrelevance, with the added bonus that consoles are in a somewhat precarious position too, needs a thing to draw people in and find games do that and the kids (which they need as they are not gaining them as much thanks to andrios) they know to like games. Shocker there.

    That is how business works though.

    You can invest small and hope the thing makes it big or you can pay more for a "proven" product. Very occasionally you invest at one of those levels and the thing instead becomes the bank and starts buying in companies/products of their own and everybody gets super rich, and Epic seem to be trying to become that. Similarly if you need product now you buy in rather than invest and wait a few years.
     
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    oh yeah, after be able to play games with maximum and high fps I go back to consoles...
     
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    As a consumer I am very grateful for Epic. I get about 2 free games a week. Can't complain here.
     
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    Hopefully they'll give Control for free in the coming months. I love this part of Epic Game Store.
     
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    If you want to play the game you should purchase it now and giv some cash to the devs not wait till freebie
     
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    throwing money at the store front and security of the platform and fixing cloudsaves and actually completing something on the roadmap would be a far wiser investment tbh. epic is making an ecosystem cultured in entitlement and that is gonna bite them hard if they can't get more people wanting to use the storefront to make a purchase
     
  16. guisadop

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    Well it seems the money has already reached the devs anyway.. and the game looks good but not 60 dollars good.
     
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    Of course it would've been!
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    among pirates. :ph34r:
     
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    It stuff like this why devs cant stand consumers...
     
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