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Xbox and PS are not Windows and they can stay the way the are.

Half the games we play on PC are played on Consoles and generate more revenue from Consoles. And doesn't Xbox One run DirectX 12? And those Console games are usually built in Unreal, Frostbite and the like.. which all run on PC. Just saying...
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Epic Games has a lot to lose by saying this publicly. You do realize Epic works exclusively with Microsoft? I find such a statement is more genuine when it comes from the belly of the beast.

It's also a bold and... well... it IS baseless. Just because they work with Microsoft doesn't mean that they're anymore right than the next hate-mongering company. tongue.gif
     
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Epic Games has a lot to lose by saying this publicly. You do realize Epic works exclusively with Microsoft? I find such a statement is more genuine when it comes from the belly of the beast.
Not anymore.
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Half the games we play on PC are played on Consoles and generate more revenue from Consoles. And doesn't Xbox One run DirectX 12? And those Console games are usually built in Unreal, Frostbite and the like.. which all run on PC. Just saying...

They're not Windows. Only XBO exclusives released for Windows would fall into that category (cough, Forza, cough). Anything released for the PS4, exclusive to that console or not, is out of MS reach.
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even if there was any truth to this and i don't believe there is, i think you'd sooner see a rise in piracy than a mass switch to ms store.
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post #36 of 77
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The thing is, Valve would never allow this to happen.

For each update that Microsoft brings, Valve will be right behind them to patch whatever they break.

 

Frick, remember that time when Windows didn't need to break Steam, because it broke itself every single update?

 

That was good times.

   
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post #37 of 77
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The thing is, Valve would never allow this to happen.

For each update that Microsoft brings, Valve will be right behind them to patch whatever they break.
Thoughts as soon as I seen this news post.
    
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Lots of pro-Microsoft shilling here.

Remember Microsoft does these things

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish

Paid someone to write a book suggesting linux source code was stolen

Continues to insist that linux infringes on windows and sues over it, most settle because they don't have the pockets to fight them.

OOXML scandal where they tried to make microsoft formats adopted as standards vs competitors.



Financially backed the SCO lawsuits to stop linux via litigations


First company to collaborate with the NSA to spy on you.

Collaboration with the NSA on internet surveillance
See also: _NSAKEY


Microsoft was the first company to participate in the PRISM surveillance program, according to leaked NSA documents obtained by The Guardian [73] and The Washington Post [74] in June 2013, and acknowledged by government officials following the leak.[75] The program authorizes the government to secretly access data of non-US citizens hosted by American companies without a warrant.

You didn't think windows 10 was free for no reason, did you? It's free so it winds up on every 3rd world computer, with a convenient back door for the NSA.

NSA spying

Starting in November 2010, Skype has been participating in a U.S. Government spy program titled PRISM, allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) unfettered access to people's chats and video and audio communications. However, it was not until February 2011 that the company was formally served with a directive to comply, signed by the attorney general.[82]

In March 2013, the company issued transparency reports.[83] confirming long held beliefs that Skype responds to requests from governments. Microsoft's General Counsel wrote to the US Attorney General, outlining the company's concerns in July 2013 in a [84] blog from Brad Smith including a copy of the letter to the US attorney.

Purchase of skype with NSA money

Complete access to all skype calls
post #39 of 77
Its not about being pro or con MS. Its about baseless statements that have no reality behind them that we yet know of. I'm thinking this isn't the first statement to come from Epic in this regard. This notion that MS is going to undermine one of their largest user demographics is a bit ridiculous, PC gaming is tied hand in hand with Steam gaming. Until Epic actually has something of substance to back this up, its another baseless claim.
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Vulkan + Steam + Linux and no need for Windows + DX12.
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