The killer is here: the creator of Borderlands believes that Epic Games Store will destroy Steam

The developers of Borderlands 3 followed the trend by exchanging Steam for the Epic Games Store. Game creator Randy Pitchford did not hide

warm feelings for the creation of "epic" and not shycriticize the Valve store. Publication Ars Technica collected predictions and statements of the designer from social networks about the stores, and GG selected the most significant of them.

What is known

Pitchford points out that Epic Games Store is missingbasic features that Steam can boast of, but future updates will fix this. So, most of the important features will appear in the store in September with the advent of Borderlands 3.

“Epic will inevitably surpass Valve in terms of performance and quality of service,” said Pitchford.

The Gearbox head also noted that 2K couldmake a simultaneous release of Borderlands 3 in the Epic Games Store and Steam, but the developers decided to help the "epic". Pitchford believes that the industry will benefit if the exclusivity of the game makes the Epic Games store more competitive.

“The huge revenue Valve received [throughSteam], went on to enrich a handful of people owning and managing a company. They grew rich because they did not have to worry about money - Steam had no viable competitor, ”said the head of Gearbox.

Pitchford also believes that Epic Games is "the only guy who can break the Steam monopoly and fix everything."

"In terms of my experience, I expectEpic's investment in technology will significantly outpace Valve's investment. After 5 or 10 years, Steam may look like a dying shop, and other competitive stores will be the right place [to release the game].

I think Valve will have no choice but togive up and lose or get better. And become better faster than ever before, because Valve is damn good, and have tremendous talent. I do not expect them to surrender or lose, ”said Pitchford.