Epic addresses store roadmap, privacy; Steam finally confronts review bombing

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If you’ve been waiting impatiently for the Epic Store to have various expected features like cloud saves and user reviews, the good news is that these features are on their way to the storefront in the next three months according to a new development roadmap. There are also plans for mod support, wish list, and additional payment options, so there’s clearly a long-term plan in place for support. Company head Tim Sweeney also took the time to address user privacy concerns, noting that several of the concerns raised were based chiefly around misunderstandings rather than security leaks.

Meanwhile, Steam is finally tightening up its measures to avoid review bombing by actually promising to step in on signs that numerous negative and spurious reviews are being unloaded to bomb a specific game. You can read the full development blog outlining the (by necessity) fuzzy side of the moderation policy, a tacit admission that the previous measures separating overall reviews from recent ones was not functioning as intended. Valve also had to step in and actually moderate matters over the weekend by removing a large number of tributes to the New Zealand shooter.

Source: Gamasutra (1, 2), Steam, Kotaku
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