You can`t steam a game and publish it first elsewhere. If a game is already released elsewhere without it being steamed promoted, they must provide the files 30 days before the scheduled release partner.steamgames.com/documentation/sdk_access_agreement Hades received a steam page. Let`s see what happens when the game is on steam just before the release. In other words, if you had a steam page with a release date, you can`t publish it on EGS until your steam release. Of course they honored the existing pre-ordersIn the same way, there was a Steam page with a clear and explicit Steam release date will not allow you to remove your game from its platform for an exclusive deal with Epic Games or a PC game store for this matter, nor will Es Publishern be allowed to delay Steam releases for an exclusive agreement in time with other sales platforms. While Valve has hardly recognized the EGS this year, part of the distribution agreement between Steam`s developers and publishers seems to lock in an exit parity agreement, meaning that all games, updates and DLCs must be released simultaneously with (or before) launch on other Steam platforms. As the founder of Glass Bottom Games and developer behind SkateBIRD, Megan Fox said in a tweet that circulated this weekend: « Other stores that ask for it actually pay developers and give developers something to accept it. » For updates and patches and this stuff, it`s basically if you post it on another platform, you have to do the same for Steam (can`t get situations like where you let the game not patched on Steam, while for example the EGS version is fully updated). It`s probably not new to anyone as the exclusive s-left and right-to-left Epic Games Store s-to-left. So far, Valve only allows games to be announced on Steam, just so that they are later an Epic exclusive.
But the company could actually work hard to prevent this from happening again. Steam won`t stop anyone from selling their games on other distribution platforms, but if you want to be on Steam, you can`t be exclusive to other platforms. — Megan Fox loves Spoopy (@glassbottommeg) September 8, 2019 It turns out that the provision that was thought to be new was already there in 2017. YouTuber SidAlpha checked this with its proposed Steam developer account. The company will submit applications to Steam for publication no later than the first commercial publication of each application or localized version or, if it is already published on the effective date, within 30 days of the effective date. I do not know what the form of object code is, they want the source code of a game or something? . This means that this is not a case of Steam that prevents other episodes similar to Metro Exodus. Instead, it means one of two things. Either Valve is aware of what Metro Exodus` Deep Silver publishing house is doing, but he`s not taking legal action.
The other might be that Valve forgot that he has this disposition in the first place. One way or another, only Valve will know. . I think what that means is that you can`t publish a game a few days earlier on other platforms than Steam – which means you can`t, say, have a promotion where people can play two days earlier when they buy in GOG or Epic, but where the release date is basically the same in all systems.