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One Former Valve Dev Says that Steam's 30% Take of Profits is a 'Tax on an Entire Industry'

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Richard Geldreich, a former developer at Valve, has come out swinging against his former employer's backbone, Steam. Geldreich was a participant in a thread with Epic's Tim Sweeney as he tried to rebut those who allege that the Epic Game Store client is rife with spyware and it collects too much information about users. Geldreich weighed in base on his experience and said that Valve collected volumes of information on players but doesn't have to deal with what he sees happening to Epic. 

Beyond that, Geldreich came out hard against Steam saying, "Steam was killing PC gaming. It was a 30% tax on the entire industry. It was unsustainable."

Do you agree with Geldreich's thoughts on the Epic Game Store and Steam? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!

Via TechRaptor


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom