Our destiny is here, PC gamers. It’s time to go see a ol’ companion Xur.
Yesterday, Activision launched Destiny 2 on PC. The array skipped a height a initial time around, and this time, it’s partial of an examination from a publisher of Call of Duty and other large hits. Destiny 2, we see, isn’t on Steam. It’s on Blizzard’s Battle.net app.
We’re amatory it, though we need to spend some-more time with a PC chronicle to get a improved feel for it.
Activision is dipping a toes into environment adult a possess store for games, as EA and Ubisoft have finished for theirs. If successful, it could lead to a publisher ditching Steam and other online retailers in preference of a storefront it controls.
It feels like it’s too late to mangle Steam’s prevalence as a PC diversion store, and carrying publishers set adult their possess shops feels like a dump in a bucket when it comes to competing with Valve’s juggernaut. In fact, we can see some people observation this as an inconvenience, carrying to understanding with 3 of 4 (or more) store apps to get their games running. Right now, we understanding with Steam, Battle.net, GOG Galaxy, Uplay, and Beamdog. It doesn’t worry me, though we can see it irritating some folks.
Now, if a new store could come along and assistance indies mangle by a sound on Steam, I’d happily use that, too. Is Chrono.gg a answer there? Itch.io? Game Jolt?
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