In one of his recent tweets, Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney reaffirmed his company's support to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service, calling it the most developer and publisher friendly model that might help tear down the entire 30 per cent revenue-taking "rotten structure".
Even though we've seen companies like Activision Blizzard pull their entire catalogue from the service, which has since been dismissed as a simple misunderstanding , as well as Bethesda , whose exclusion means no Skyrim, Fallout 76, Doom and more, Epic is unwavering in their support of GeForce Now with more than just words.
"Epic is wholeheartedly supporting Nvidia’s GeForce Now service with Fortnite and with Epic Games Store titles that choose to participate (including exclusives), and we’ll be improving the integration over time", Sweeney wrote.
"It's the most developer-friendly and publisher-friendly of the major streaming services, with zero tax on game revenue. Game companies who want to move the game industry towards a healthier state for everyone should be supporting this kind of service", he added.
Sweeney stressed that cloud streaming services will be instrumental in ending the 30 per cent payment monopolies held by the likes of Apple iOS and Google Play. In fact, he called Apple's public decree declaring these services can't exist on iOS "megalomaniacal", insisting that they "won't stand".
Now that pretty much everyone has a horse in this race, the final countdown has practically begun. Sweeney is just waiting until the interests of Google Stadia start involving iOS, and the tread starts untangling.
"Just waiting till later this year when Google is lobbying against Apple for blocking Stadia from iOS, while Google blocks GeForce NOW, xCloud, and Fortnite from Google Play, and this whole rotten structure begins collapsing in on itself", he concluded.