Pocus wrote:I'm surprised about the claim that 95% of CK2 where bought from Steam, can someone point me on the statement? That would mean GG is suffering horribly from Steam. No judgement here, again.
Steam players are
. those who care about DRMs, so they rent the Steam games very cheap only,
. and those who don't care about DRMs and so don't care about games and so don't care about devs and then buy very cheap only.
. a minority for they are far from retailers and must buy and play online
If they all are numerous enough, it can make some money in the end.. (mainly for Gabbe)
As soon you begin to sell something exclusive on Steam, many non-Steam consumer will stop buying all your games even those non-Steam, for you no longer prove your games, even those already bought
, will be hard-drm-less in the future.
I also read in the official Paradox thread something about 'season pass'. Might be the next model. Do not pay to play a game, pay to have access x months to the games of a company. In this advent, being Steam-only makes even more sense.
Paradox games may be sold on Steam but without the DRM for now
, but like for BloodBowl (which already had Securom*) it will be easy for them to add the steam-drm back through an expansion.
So, once the pass is on, it should be enforced by a special feature of Steam DRM, even on the games initially bought Steam-drm-less.
* Securom: Why I didn't bought first BB, then bought LegendEd for 10€ only, then bought ChaosEd for 10€ (what they don't want to reinbourse me). So at now I 'only' lost 20€ for I will no longer play BloodBowl as it has become incomplete with the release of ChaosEd that I can't play.
Focus Team = Faux-culs Steam (french 'fake-ass' = hypocrytes)