Tim Sweeney: “If Valve commits to a permanent 88% revenue share, we’ll stop making new exclusive deals”

Now here is something really interesting. Epic Games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, has just stated that if Steam commits to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic Games will hastily organize a retreat from exclusives and consider putting its own games on Steam.

Sweeney claimed that 30% store dominance is the number 1 problem for PC developers, publishers, and everyone who relies on those businesses for their livelihood, and that Epic Games is trying to address this issues with its own store.

Still, and as Sweeney claimed, Epic Games is open to abandon the hunt for new exclusives once – and if – Valve decides to drop its revenue share.

Sweeney then went ahead and explained the key “no major strings attached” points (which I’m pretty sure most PC gamers can agree with).

To be honest, it would be truly awesome if Valve dropped its revenue share and Tim Sweeney does have a point. However, the reason I’d love to see such a thing is because it would be interesting to see whether Tim Sweeney would honour this public statement or not.