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Epic Games Store - the console war comes to PC

fantadomat

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What they should be doing is
Making a good site with good functionality and options for community building etc etc. They went for the most retarded options lol,it is no fucking wonder they ended up with this dumpsterfire. They made something people hate not something people want.
 

Alphons

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Is there a shopping cart function yet?

If you weren't such a hater you would know that they added heckin' achievementerinos just last week!

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Epic having store-wide 'coupon' specials anytime a big title releases is getting a bit too hard to notice.
Seems like Tim is trying to finagle his way around developer's deals with Steam to match prices. Pretty smart, wonder how Valve will respond.
 

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Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex Year of the Donut Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 [Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.]
Wow, it's actually a full released game and not early access.
 

duke nukem

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Big deal if they take loss from the exclusive deals.

Soon Fortnite will print infinite amount of money:

Honestly this is what i have been waiting for my entire live.
 

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Epic has sunk $500M into the Epic Games Store, doesn't expect to make a profit until 2027
By Rich Stanton about 12 hours ago
Well, at least it can afford it.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)
Various documents have been coming out from the ongoing Apple vs Epic legal case in the state of California, and here's a full rundown of the core of Apple's (pretty decent) defense. As part of this, Apple's lawyers executed what one can only call a drive-by on the Epic Games Store, which Epic's lawyers had been claiming was comparable to the App Store.

"Epic Games Store is unprofitable and not comparable to the App Store" the lawyers began, rather bluntly, "and will not be profitable for at least multiple years, if ever." Ouch!

But what's interesting is that Apple's legal eagles go on to break down just how unprofitable the Epic Games Store is. "Epic lost around $181 million on EGS in 2019. Epic projected to lose around $273 million on EGS in 2020. Indeed, Epic committed $444 million in minimum guarantees for 2020 alone, while projecting, even with 'significant' growth, only $401 million in revenue for that year. Epic acknowledges that trend will continue in the immediate future: Epic projects to lose around $139 million in 2021."

If we take the lower figures, that adds up to an investment on Epic's part of $493 million since 2019, and Epic itself has acknowledged that "unrecouped costs" will amount to at least $330 million. "At best, Epic does not expect EGS to have a cumulative gross profit before 2027."

Now that is really good news. I hope it is all true.

In the end it was really all just a big, big financial gamble that they could bribe away all "employees" (devs) from the main player and become number 1. Lately they seem to get hardly any exclusives, so it could mean they had to admit defeat and the borrowed money is gone. They have become the least innovative and most unprofitable shop in a market that is hugely profitable and innovative. Laugh about them!
 

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Epic has sunk $500M into the Epic Games Store, doesn't expect to make a profit until 2027
By Rich Stanton about 12 hours ago
Well, at least it can afford it.

5pop3rRpbKoHxaenCbAzbH-320-80.jpeg

(Image credit: Epic Games)
Various documents have been coming out from the ongoing Apple vs Epic legal case in the state of California, and here's a full rundown of the core of Apple's (pretty decent) defense. As part of this, Apple's lawyers executed what one can only call a drive-by on the Epic Games Store, which Epic's lawyers had been claiming was comparable to the App Store.

"Epic Games Store is unprofitable and not comparable to the App Store" the lawyers began, rather bluntly, "and will not be profitable for at least multiple years, if ever." Ouch!

But what's interesting is that Apple's legal eagles go on to break down just how unprofitable the Epic Games Store is. "Epic lost around $181 million on EGS in 2019. Epic projected to lose around $273 million on EGS in 2020. Indeed, Epic committed $444 million in minimum guarantees for 2020 alone, while projecting, even with 'significant' growth, only $401 million in revenue for that year. Epic acknowledges that trend will continue in the immediate future: Epic projects to lose around $139 million in 2021."

If we take the lower figures, that adds up to an investment on Epic's part of $493 million since 2019, and Epic itself has acknowledged that "unrecouped costs" will amount to at least $330 million. "At best, Epic does not expect EGS to have a cumulative gross profit before 2027."

Now that is really good news. I hope it is all true.

In the end it was really all just a big, big financial gamble that they could bribe away all "employees" (devs) from the main player and become number 1. Lately they seem to get hardly any exclusives, so it could mean they had to admit defeat and the borrowed money is gone. They have become the least innovative and most unprofitable shop in a market that is hugely profitable and innovative. Laugh about them!
I doubt that it is only 500m.
 

catfood

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It will only be replaced by something even worse.
 

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