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Yes because they didn't have to, there was no one else in the Space so developers had no choice but to use Valve and since it represented DRM everybody jumped on it.Steam/Valve has been selling exclusives on their store for 14 years now. Valve is the originator of the digital exclusive but they didn't pay another Publisher for rights to exclusivity.
Even if Epic is gaining traction they have a long way to go. I do fully agree with you though. I know if I was a game developer and someone offered me an upfront payment for the right to sell my game I would be stoked. I used Kingdoms of Amulaur in another post as an example of how this would be good.Seems like an I scratch your back you scratch mine scenario. Epic gets these big sought after games as a draw to thier growing platform while the studios get protected from the pitfalls of launch periods, which have a history for doing them in for reasons other than the game being bad... usually due to a combo of bad launch/reaction and predatory deals. No more wait and pray for the money to... staff people and make more games/content.
I mean... kinda making the devs offers they can't refuse. They'd be kinda crazy not to take the money if you ask me. It's not really taking advantage when both parties are in agreement. What epic is offering them is extremely valuable. Make or break money right up front.
I see pitfalls too, though. Why make a game that's good and sells when you can make your money anyway? Now epic is just a stepping stone. Enough of those could bring the whole thing down.
And then there's the obvious element of how things will be when they're full situated and this all flips around.