Originally Posted by Couchpotato
Somebody asked that question on reddit.
Spoiler – Reddit Replies Really hope they money from Epic was worth it because they just killed their game.
Something tells me EPIC games is providing data that shows otherwise. I find it hard to believe that Snapshot games would do this without doing their due diligence and having analysts examine the data - though I hope I am way the fuck wrong. This one hurts more than Metro for me…cannot believe this bullshit.
What data would they have to sway people? Other than Fortnite being popular they haven't said anything about how successful these exclusivity deals have been for games. I mean Metro has been out almost a month and not a peep from them. Can't be all that good.
What data would they have to sway people?
Fair question. I'm an analyst myself - so I'm just thinking out loud here….they would need some sort of data that could convince a publishing company to make the exclusive jump to Epic.
So, if I am Snapshot Games, I would need to know what my expected revenue is going to be on the new platform (accounting for the loss of sales) vs. what I would have gotten on Steam and other platforms. So let’s say EPIC has data from Deep Silver (Metro’s Publisher) that shows that despite losing X% of sales based on negative press and angering X of fans who will now either wait or buy later, the added revenue margin was able to add $Y in revenue. If Epic throws in a lump sum of cash, you add to the equation and leave the hard decision with the publisher. In many cases, human beings are going to act like human beings and take the sweeter offer with the larger amount of expected cash.
And what I mean to say is that it’s hard for me as an analyst to believe that Snapshot Games didn’t look at some sort of data and consider the hit they were going to take from the negative publicity as well as the loss of revenue from would be buyers. There’s a reason Julian Gallop mentions refunds for those who expected the game on “another platform” – he knows the fucking deal. He didn’t make that video not expecting people to be pissed. There’s no way an informed game dev like him did not see what happened with Metro
I mean Metro has been out almost a month and not a peep from them. Can't be all that good.
They don’t need to tell the gamers anything. The business is done in a board rooms with analysts and datasheets of information. Publisher’s don’t come to reddit and tell you what they are thinking. They don’t have to publicly reveal what the revenue numbers look like, or how many copies less they sell than steam. That’s all internal information and there is no obligation to share it. I wouldn’t expect it.
They have to figure the cancellations and bad press wont affect sales.