Microsoft is literally moving away from UWP, at least for games.
the Windows store stopped requiring UWP apps, which means you can simply publish .exe games on there now.
also, I would imagine if Microsoft actually buys Valve that Steam would become their new go to storefront for games. letting the Microsoft store be used for mobile-esque games and apps like Asphalt 9 or Spotify etc.
so in actuality this could mean basically no change for Steam users but a positive change for people that use Gamepass, because it could mean Gamepass will use Steam in the future, meaning no more forced Microsoft Store.
also more PC + Xbox connectivity when crossplay is enabled and you have a shared Steam + Xbox friends list.
THE ISSUE however would be that actually unifying and interconnecting Xbox and Steam would be a very big undertaking and would probably take years to fully realise. and in these years I foresee bugs and other issues plaguing Steam and to a lesser extent Xbox users.
the amount of systems that are in place and would need to change for this is immense and stuff like that often goes terribly wrong
disney can't afford MS lol shit, they can't afford even a quarter of MS lol.Wait no!
Intense power-play out of left field. Disney just bought Microsoft AND Valve. Guys, we can finally have Mickey Mouse and the Master Chief in the same place!!!
I suppose it's a case of seeing is believing with MS, i've been a PC gamer since 95 and they have stated over and over that they would support PC more and never did during the last 20 years since they made the xbox,
So the script extender's like skse for mods now work with Microsoft's store, well that's a move in the right direction anyway, i hope your right, like i said Valve isn't doing much either, i can't see Xbox and Steam being compatible either or if they try to do it, it would be a bit of a mess, just like how each Windows 10 update causes problems with games and FPS, which happens quite often lol.
Why do people use Steam instead of the Microsoft.the biggest gaming storefront on Windows, a Microsoft platform, is not worth buying... for the platform holder Microsoft?
that's like if the Google Play store was in fact not run by google, and you'd say that it's not worth for Google to buy that storefront.
of course it is
can't say i agree with that. i'd happily use MS store if it wasn't so shit. if they fixed the issues with it then i would use it. Microsoft owning it isn't the reason i don't use it. if people have an issue with Microsoft then Linux gaming would be way more popular than it is.Why do people use Steam instead of the Microsoft.
Because its not Microsoft
I actually never had any issues with Windows updates before. I always am surprised to hear reports of Updates breaking stuff for people.
I did have many issues with the damn Microsoft store tho. so it would be a big plus if I never had to use that thing again lol
Why do people use Steam instead of the Microsoft.
Because its not Microsoft
Then maybe it's possible. But I still doubt it.uhm, no... because it was simply one of the first storefornts and it had the biggest library + users tend to stay within their ecosystem once they are invested in it.
and from a modern perspective Steam is also way better than the bug and issue ridden Microsoft Store.
Steam was first and is better, that's why people use it. technically speaking GoG is better than any other online store but it stil is far behind Steam in terms of sales. why? because people simply stick to the thing they know and are invested in... it's very simple.
in a world where the best thing wins, GoG would win, but they don't
And as I said earlier, MS buying Steam would be an immediate Tencent/Epic lawsuit. Because now MS owns the largest store on their platform - basically, a monopoly.The store sucks, but the Xbox app and UI is decent. But yes, they would need to have a plan, and they have to build on what Steam UI already has to offer, and completely ditch using the MS Store on PC.
Anyway, this isn't happening. The MS buying Steam rumors usually happens once in a while.
How are we measuring that? Last I checked Steam client was still years ahead of GoG in terms of feature-set (and I use Galaxy on regular basis) - and nothing else on the market even begins to compete with either of these two.Steam was first and is better, that's why people use it. technically speaking GoG is better than any other online store
this......absolutely and only this.....bill gates left Ms ...jony Ive left apple, Markus persson sold Mojang etc etc before or later it will happen no matter what.Gabe ans other Steam owners surely has to retire at some point. Nothing lasts forever.
I know what it means but that doesn't mean much at all. Apart from Bethesda, every recent MS studio purchase were private companies. Being private doesn't mean much.(Edit. came out too rude. sorry.)
"Private Company" means the company's stocks is not available for purchase in a stock market.
i can, right now, buy a piece of Apple, Microsoft, Sony, or Samsung. If i have infinite funds and available stock, I could potential buy 51% of any of these companies and thus make myself the controlling owner of one of these companies. (Technically not possible for most of them because of stock availability. Not to mention South Korean government would block any attempt of a Samsung foreign takeover, as Samsung supply local military hardware.)
On the other hand, private companies have stocks that are not on the market. That doesn't mean you can't buy them, but you can only do so by directly talking to the owners and personally make a deal with them. But what kind of deal can Microsoft even make with Gabe? Gabe has fuck-you-money already. Gabe is running Valve because he wants to run Valve, and he is researching VR because he wants to reserach into VR. Also collect knives of all kinds. Regardless you can't buy Valve off Gabe because he has more money than he knows what to do with it.
How are we measuring that? Last I checked Steam client was still years ahead of GoG in terms of feature-set (and I use Galaxy on regular basis) - and nothing else on the market even begins to compete with either of these two.
lmfao how cute. if MS was gonna buy valve gabe wouldn't say shit. i know valve is private but MS ain't.No, Steam/Valve isn't being bought by Microsoft. Can we all stop worrying now?
Why wouldn't he? How do you know he is not ready to retire with a big bag of cash?Gabe would never, ever accept any offer from MS
Valve doesnt need any money. They are filthy rich.
They also wouldnt have the liberty to do their own thing like they do now. To experiment with new tech, launch niche games like Alyx, Steam Deck.
They would also bleed talent. Everyone that works at Valve can do what they want, basicaly. Thats why they have so many talented people doing whatever.
This is not happening. I bet my account. Ban me if so.
lmfao how cute. if MS was gonna buy valve gabe wouldn't say shit. i know valve is private but MS ain't.
believe it if you want to "rest peacefully" but you'd be stupid and naive to trust his word over an email to some stranger (no offence...)
Can you provide a link about that law? I read the public traded acquisitions law the other day and they are not required to file anything before an agreement. In fact the law says it's not recommended because that would change the share price and then change the amount a company has to pay the other.From an S&P and FTC perspective Private companies are far easier to purchase than public companies. Private companies are also not required to file (publicly accessible) documentation when they are approached for purchase.
Why? What do you think it would change?If MS bought Steam I'd go into full meltdown mode and I'm not even exaggerating. I've invested too much into the platform.
It's not a monopoly if other companies can have their stores in there.And as I said earlier, MS buying Steam would be an immediate Tencent/Epic lawsuit. Because now MS owns the largest store on their platform - basically, a monopoly.
Again, why would that be bad if they let them work as they do now?Microsoft owning Steam would be quite frankly, yuck. Go buy something like Epic games or something.
I would have also asked for something ridiculous figure like this.15 billion would be more than enough to get valve
So GOG just sells DRM-free games and provides standalone installers that you can use to facilitate piracy.GoG is better because you literally don't need a client. you go on the website and download an installer for the game. after you installed the game it's yours, no DRM, no limits.
you can literally copy the whole game folder onto a USB drive, give it to a friend and that friend now can use that game on his PC. no login, no client, no need to set up family sharing (which is also limited on Steam, some games don't even support it either)
that's why GoG is better. it doesn't need a client but it has one should you want it.
Steam is limiting what you can do with your purchased product, GoG isn't.
so yeah GoG is better