“But but; hey hey!!” Can i get games made by Valve on other platforms too? Maybe on Uplay, Origin, MS Store, Battle.net, LOL, Rockstar Online or etc. etc. my finger hurt… Yeah? NO???
Oh I get it now, Valve doesn’t want their games on any other platforms but they want everyone’ game in theirs. Now every developers puts their titles on their own platform. Reminds me of people getting tired of Steam’s monopoly, yet their servants want to make them stronger.
Look: competition, even if it doesn’t exist (uplay, ms store, origin in this case), is a good thing. Do you remember how many times Steam screwed gamers? No, good…countless times. BTW, i have said many times. MS store acts like GOG…Windows 10 is the DRM. Which you should have it since they had given it for free for 2.5 years even if you were a pirate, you got a legitimate upgrade. If your ignorance got in your way, please start using Linux like I do.
Lastly, every game publishers are pushing their own DRM now, if you haven’t noticed it, you must be sleeping. It is matter of time 2k and square enix have their own. They aleardt have a website running where they run exclusive deals, and if they see enough traffic, they will go ahead with Uplay like crap. DRM IS BAD! No MATTER IF ITS STEAM OR ELSE!
So you can make a game first, then you can choose where to put it. MS made a game, for $20 this masterpiece was a steal, so it doesn’t make sense to feed lord Gaben even more by giving him a cut.
And no @Dayveypoop, steam workshop is not easy to implement. A lot of games, forget just RTS, don’t have it unless devs thought to have mods since beginning and they build their game and it’s engine in that basis. I am not saying that its impossible, i am saying it is difficult and it requires good manpower.
@AAHale I know current state of this game is a mess (only the multiplayer which i don’t care about. AOE 1 multiplayer never felt right), so what’s the guarantee that it will be automatically fixed when it is ported to freaking Steam? NONE!