Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!


Live News

Level Up KL 2023: Xsolla Teams Up With Curine For The Xsolla Curine Academy: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // HBO GO October 2023: Our Picks & Highlights: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Netflix October 2023: Our Picks & Highlights: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Steam Epic War Benefits The Games Industry, Says Wolfenstein Devs

In previous gaming generations, console wars were all the rage, with Nintendo and Sega duking it out in the 80s before PlayStation and Xbox came into the scene to spark an even bigger war. Now it’s all about the PC digital storefronts, with Valve’s Steam and Epic Games’ Epic Games Store at the forefront.

In an interview with PCGamesN, Wolfenstein franchise developer MachineGames senior level designer Kristoffer Kindh said that the digital storefront war promotes competition and that it is ultimately beneficial for the games industry as a whole.

He said:

“Competition is good for the industry.

It’s good for everybody because competition just makes us be better.

The game market gets bigger, with more games getting released every day.

My personal opinion is that it’s a natural growth, compared to how much game development is actually happening. ”

Before the Epic Games Store began operating earlier this year, Steam has been dominating the PC digital storefront for years, effectively monopolizing the platform. It wasn’t until the Epic Games Store came along and brought with it massive exclusives like Borderlands 3 and Control that it started becoming a real rival to Valve’s storefront.

As of now, there are no MachineGames titles on the Epic Game Store, only on Steam. That may change in the future, as Bethesda’s failure to successfully make its own storefront a proper rival to both Steam and Epic Games Store. Wolfenstein Youngblood was the most recent title in the franchise, having released in July 2019 (check out our review of the game here).

Competition does encourage all parties to do their best, and not turning complacent. It brings out the best, so that could also translate to better products for gamers. However, with exclusivity being the go-to method for gaining customers, things may backfire, especially now that the gaming industry is gradually becoming more inclusive (with cross-platform play, etc.).


Related News

Doom Eternal Delays Invasion Mode Development For Single-Player Horde Mode This Year

Sad news, Doom Eternal fans. Id Software will not be able to release the much-touted Invasion Mode for the first-person shooter this year. Instead, th...

We Break Down The First-Ever Borderlands 3(?) Teaser [Update]

Can't wait for the next Borderlands game to satiate your loot-and-shoot action RPG cravings? Me neither; we brought it up time and again. About tim...

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion Gets A December 2022 Release Date

During Nintendo Direct September 2022, Square Enix announced that Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox S...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Songbird VS Reed – Who Should You Help?
Level Up KL 2023 + MYDCF: All Coverage & News So Far
Esports At The 2022 Asian Games: All Results & More
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Essential Quests & Tips
Here Are The Esports Titles Being Played At The 2022 Asian Games
Armored Core 6 Fires Of Rubicon Endings Guide: How To Get The True Ending
Sea of Stars: All Rainbow Conch Locations
Blasphemous 2 Boss Guide & Walkthrough
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Premiere Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
Which Final Fantasy Game Should You Start Off With If You’re New To The Series? Let Us Help!
Honkai Star Rail Tier List: 2023 Guide
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained