In this episode of "Virtual Legality", attorney Richard Hoeg of The Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law), discusses the newly-announced Epic Store's developer-favorable sharing ratios, and just what effect they might have on Valve's Steam Store, game developers, and the industry at large.
Epic Games to Valve: Game On!
Discussion focuses on:
Steam's New Distribution Agreement Changes
"Steam Developers Speak: Maximum Profits for Valve, Minimum Responsibilities", Polygon, October 19, 2018
"Fallout 76 won’t launch on Steam so Bethesda can ‘directly serve’ its players", Polygon, August 13, 2018
"Announcing the Epic Games Store"
"Tim Sweeney Answers Questions About the New Epic Games Store", Game Informer, December 4, 2018
"Developers react to Epic Games' new digital storefront, including greater revenue cut" GameDaily.biz, December 4, 2018
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