- Jan 28, 2014
The situation would be the same, not worse. The real tell will be how well Kingdom Hearts is selling, but we'll probably never find out since just like Valve, Epic doesn't share that data outside of court proceedings. At least with Valve we can get player numbers. Whether or not Squeenix decides to keep releasing exclusive to Epic in the future will tell us what we want to know. Publishers like Nacon have abandoned the Epic exclusivity route already.Plenty of people will buy the right Sony exclusives on EGS. You certianly don't have to, but they'll get my money, and plenty of others. The data we've seem coming out of the apple lawsuit shows that epics exclusivity plays are bringing in users, and they've argueably never had an exclusive as big as some of sonys first party gems.
Despite what angry gamers want to believe, epic seems to know what they are doing. They wouldn't offer up $200M if they didn't think it would play out in their favor.
Even though some folks will flat out refuse to see any positive in what EGS is doing, this is a perfect example of something that benefits the entire PC platform. If we get top tier Sony exclusives, games that would never come to PC without Epics intervention, that's a win. I don't see how having Sony titles exclusive to epic is somehow worse than not having them at all.