You mean GOG connect? Yeah there’s no games right now. There were some time ago and I got 50 games from Steam to GOG this way. They say it’s timed promotion in the FAQ (3rd question), so that’s kinda bad, but at least the games are still for sale.
I’d say Valve’s 30% cut is justified because of the features Steamworks provides:
- Profile customization and all community features
- Cloud saves
- recently – protection from DoS attacks
- and more
- oh and reviews. On Steam you can easily see if a game has issues (bugs, aggressive microtransactions, etc.), and chose not to buy the game. Epic store is anti-consumer, so reviews are opt-in. A customer making informed decisions is bad for their business.
Yeah, there are also review bombs, but Valve seems to be combating them.
What does Epic store have?
For customers? A shopping cart feature in the next six months. There’s nothing there Steam doesn’t have, so they’re just catching up on their features while throwing money at publishers.
For publishers? A big fat pile of cash.
When I first heard the news of Epic opening their store I was excited to have a competitor for Steam, but they’re trying to force people to use their unfinished platform in the worst way possible.
I’m not willing to give up Steam features for whatever Epic has. Or will have, especially after what they’re doing now.