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I look at Steam today, it's on an incredible growth trajectory. It's a massive force in gaming; a positive force. I think it will be bigger a year from now than it is today. And five years later it will still be bigger again," Spencer said. "I look at Valve as an important [independent software vendor] for us on Windows. They are a critical part of gaming's success on Windows. I don't think Valve's hurt by not having our first-party games in their store right now. They're doing incredibly well. We will ship games on Steam again.

 

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Great news. Now AoE4 or RoN... let's talk about that.
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More importantly, will Xbox Play Anywhere titles also include a steam key. Or whether Xbox Play Anywhere titles sold on Steam (or 3rd party steam key) will grant access on the Xbox as well.
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probably means Ori And The Blind Forest sequel comes to Steam and nothing else.

The only other game I could imagine is Scalebound, but I am pretty sure basically every big AAA game is win10 store only
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I just hope the Forza series will be sold on Steam.

 

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More importantly, will Xbox Play Anywhere titles also include a steam key. Or whether Xbox Play Anywhere titles sold on Steam (or 3rd party steam key) will grant access on the Xbox as well.

Unlikely. That's probably the catch, if you want Play Anywhere, you have to use Microsoft Store.

   
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They'll probably be some timed exclusivity for the games. First on Windows store and some time later on Steam.
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They'll probably be some timed exclusivity for the games. First on Windows store and some time later on Steam.

I can see a requirement to buy from the windows store to be able to play on xbl.
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I would think that publishers would want games in front of as many people as possible. So, selling on as many platforms as possible. I dont get why the market has been fragmenting so much. Maybe this will be the start of. Bucking that trend.
 
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I would think that publishers would want games in front of as many people as possible. So, selling on as many platforms as possible. I dont get why the market has been fragmenting so much. Maybe this will be the start of. Bucking that trend.

What cur does steam get? Also the main platform always gets better sales.
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What cur does steam get? Also the main platform always gets better sales.

I am one of those people that very, very, very rarely buys off steam. If a game goes publisher only, its basically dead to me. I don't need the game as much as they need me to buy it. And part of selling a product is to deliver it the way the customer wants it. As far as games go, I prefer doing it all via Steam. And i know i am not the only one like that. I have seen more than a few make similar statements here. Also pretty much my whole clan that i game with only buys off Steam.
 
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