i was reading an article regarding UWP and how Epic Games feels that it threatens the industry. One argument was that it will force game companies to use the MS Store when releasing content on UWP - but isn’t this the same thing we currently have with Steam now ? As an indi company the only option to release a game and reach the audience is through Steam currently, let’s face it, there is nothing else. One argument was that we would be forced to give Microsoft their 30% share but the way i see it we already have that loss in place when releasing on Steam. So what exactly makes UWP so dangerous ? To me it currently just looks like that Valve will get some competition and developers will might start releasing their games on both UWP and Steam, no ?
Once our game hits alpha we have to start looking for a platform to release it and currently that would be only Steam and maybe XBOX one. Neither Origin or Ubisoft seem to have an open platform similar to Steam so i have a hard time understanding the whole case.