Axiom Epic Games doesn't have much of a library compared to Steam.
This is exactly why they started paying developers to only release exclusively on Epic Games Store. Most exclusives are time delays but that is still something they doing to hurt the industry.
Axiom EA Games has a store too and does it stand out?
EA's store is just for EA games, they are not trying to compete with Steam as a one stop shop.
Axiom On the positive for Epic Games, we know that their "Unreal Engine" runs on Linux!
Thanks to the community porting it to Linux, NOT because of Epic Games. Epic did open source the code which made it possible for someone to port it to Linux but they had nothing to do with the porting.
Axiom I've read rumors that they hire Linux software developers
I have not seen a single person for Epic Games mention actual Linux developers.
Axiom and that management has aired that they like Linux
I am very curious where you got that from because even the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, has repeatedly mocked Linux and has said that using Linux is the equivalent to being mad at the US Government so you say you are moving to Canada. He doesn't even remotely care about Linux.
Axiom Epic would want more users and more published games to make more money.
Unless that requires them to do work for Linux. Which they wont do. Epic Games Store works on Linux . . . did Epic Games have anything to do with that happening? Nope. Lutris made it happen.
Axiom they can support Linux because their game engine supports Linux.
They totally can but they dont care.
Axiom maybe they want to increase their acquisition value because they want Microsoft to buy them?
Epic Games is worth billions . . . I doubt they are looking to be acquired especially since they are doing the acquiring of other companies.
Axiom I still don't see how Epic Games is going to edge out Steam under fair competition.
hence the whole exclusive stuff . . . they trying to remove the fairness of the competition. Borderlands 3 will be an exclusive to Epic Games Store for a least a few months after release. This is how they are building a userbase . . . forcing it.
I am not saying I agree with Gardiner though. I don't think Epic Games even has a chance to take down Steam because Windows gamers hate Epic Games as well for all the underhanded crap they are doing with exclusives and such. However, I do think Epic Games will ruin as much as they possibly can during their journey to ultimately, failure.