Gabe Newell on the rivalry between Steam and the Epic Games Store


of Dominik Zwingmann
Gabe Newell spoke in a recent interview about the existing rivalry between Steam and the Epic Games Store. Accordingly, the Valve co-founder seems to have nothing against a competition with Epic Games. According to their own statements, both companies will benefit from the duel in the long term. Until then, the argument between the two game stores is rather dirty. In the past, the Epic Games Store regularly caused discussions, especially with exclusive titles.

Over a year ago, the Epic Games Store launched a serious rival for Steam on the Internet. In an interview with EDGE magazine, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spoke about the rivalry and the consequences of the competition. Accordingly, Newell does not seem to have anything against the duel with Epic Games. In a current statement by the Valve boss, it says as follows:

"A competition between game stores is fantastic for everyone. It keeps us and everyone else honest. But it is ugly for a short time. You think 'Argh, they scream, they make us look bad' – but for a long time everyone will benefit from the discipline and attention (…) We don't go crazy because of the competition, but rather with people who try to avoid the competition, if you ask us what we are more afraid of, it is People who fall in love with Apple’s full control model. "

With the release of Half-Life: Alyx, today is an important day for Steam. More than 300,000 players are said to have pre-ordered the VR title. According to analysts, it could be the most successful launch on Steam in 2020. In the interview, Gabe Newell also spoke about the planned revision of Artifact. Last week we also reported changes to the Valve card game.

via GamesRadar

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