I keep thinking GOG is kinda great platform.
Yeah, it doesn’t have all the online integration, mods, workshop, etc etc, but I don’t use any of those anyways.
For me GOG is just as good as steam if not better…
I recently had a dilemma. There was a game I wanted, but they only released on Steam. I really want the game, but I will wait for them to release on GOG and I’ll buy it from there.
That’s an Epic exclusive?
What are you doing Nintendo…
Well we all know how Console exclusivity is doing… Sony publishes on Steam and GOG, Microsoft publishes on Steam, even Nintendo is moving away from exclusivity…
Look, the best thing we can do is vote with our wallets. Epic has lost about half a billion from the store. That gives me hope. It doesn’t really matter how many people get inside your store if nobody buys anything…
That seems unlikely to turn around. Which is sad. As mentioned I don’t like Epic as it is, but I was hoping it might turn into real competition. Not another chained-to-install-because-I-want-X, but an actual 3rd option to Steam, GOG with features and reliability, to help drive them to be better and be driven in return.
There is a clarification needed on the Kingdom Hearts thing.
Yes it is exclusive to the switch for now, but they did not make a native version for the switch at all. KH runs in the cloud and not a physical cart or download.
So while it is Nintendo exclusive for now there is literally zero stopping them putting it on everything, even Android if they so choose.
So that’s an odd case in that it is an exclusive for no reason at all other than money and contracts. That one definitely will be everywhere.
In on topic news about EPIc and they lock ins, check PCGamingWiki.com for the game you are interested in, oddly a lot of EPIC store games are DRM free and once you download them, never need the launcher again, not a perfect solution as you still end up paying them and installing the launcher.
I have problems with ALL these storefronts, let me explain. A while back I purchased Fallout NV with my CC on GoG. Then they were bought out. Now my game and the history of my purchase was wiped from the face of the internet. I want physical copies back. Not only would that cut down on the release of buggy messes, because it actually COSTS the company something to release, but also prevent this type of thing from happening.