Steam will remain for indie and porn: a former Valve employee about the future of the store

In the war between the Epic Games Store and Steam, most gamers sided with the Valve store, but a former employee of the company

on the contrary, he wishes victory for the epics.

What is known

Software engineer Richard Geldrich, thankswhich Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 made it to Linux, was criticized by Steam. According to a former employee, the store was literally killing the gaming industry by charging high fees to developers.

“Steam was killing PC gaming.It was a 30% tax for the entire industry. It was unbearable. You have no idea how profitable Steam was for Valve. It was the virtual printing press that ruined the entire company. Epic is fixing this for all gamers."

Geldrich added that most of the profits wentpeople who don't even care about the industry. Moreover, due to the popularity of the store, Valve relaxed and began to take its partners and employees for granted.

Speaking about the future of Steam, Geldrich makes a dire prediction:

“I think gamers will be angry for a very long time,After all, the exclusives will not end soon. Maybe in a year or more. Steam will be for indie/second-tier/low-quality games/porn, and Epic and other launchers will be for AAA projects. Apparently, the market is moving in this direction."

At the same time, the developer notes that Epic Games still needs to sort out its own problems and add more features to the store:

“It seems to me that they are very aware of the feedback from gamers. They really should have added more features before launch."