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Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by zephyrdragon » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:18 am

Hi, I'm new here!

I've played through the demo and I'd like to buy the game, but I'm just wondering if it's better to buy the game direct or just via Steam. Do the developers receive more of my money if I buy direct?

I'm in the UK so the € to £ conversion rate might need to be taken into account.

Thanks :)

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by Choumiko » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:11 pm

Not sure how big the cut is that Steam takes, but I bet it's better for the devs if you buy it direct. Not sure if you get a Steam key then, would need to be answered by a staff member

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by daniel34 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:53 pm

Yes, the developers receive more money if you buy the game on the website. In addition to the DRM free version of Factorio you will also receive a steam key.
On steam the game is 15 £ while on the website it will be around 15,50 £ (conversion rate as of today).
www.factorio.com/buy wrote:You get an access to the game right NOW. You will be entitled to ALL the game updates in the future as well. We deliver new versions every couple of months. Together with the game comes a scenario pack with three mini campaigns exploring different aspects of the game. You can get a Steam key to own the game on Steam as well.

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by jackthesmack » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:57 am

Steam takes somewhere between 15% to 30% cut, so buy it direct from factorio.com. Steam is a great platform for spreading the word and increasing sales however, and I'm sure the developers are seeing a huge cash influx since it's release.

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Post by Vox Imperatoris » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:10 am

Don't forget that the developers are shelling out to give Steam keys to everyone who buys it direct, so Steam surely is getting a cut of that.

Still, it is probably better to buy direct. And why not, since it appears in your Steam library as well?

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by zephyrdragon » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:05 pm

Thanks everyone, I'll buy it direct. Hope this post is useful to anyone in the future with the same question too :)

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by DrEthan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:55 am

I wish i had saw this before i bought it on steam XD.

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by Gregorovitch » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:45 am

Vox Imperatoris wrote:Don't forget that the developers are shelling out to give Steam keys to everyone who buys it direct, so Steam surely is getting a cut of that.

Still, it is probably better to buy direct. And why not, since it appears in your Steam library as well?
To the best of my knowledge Steam makes no charge for registering a Steam key supplied by a third party, including the devs themsleves. AFAIK there is no downside at all to buying the game direct from the web site and then registering the key with Steam, excrept Steam doesn't get a cut.. Best of all worlds really.

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by DrEthan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:59 pm

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Post by seronis » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:46 am

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by DrEthan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:00 pm

i was just about to remove my comment before i got banned XD ( i only posted it because i was mad at the moderators) if you look at the forum i suggested you would see that i was being sarcastic and i really didn't want you to pirate this game because pirating is bad)

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by AutoMcD » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:10 am

DrEthan wrote:I wish i had saw this before i bought it on steam XD.
+1
In any case, getting it into the steam library is very nice. And that goes for any game.

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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by JuanP » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:09 am

Hi.
I'm from Spain and I bought Factorio in Steam, after that, I just register my acc in official page, they gave me a key.
Its the same thing that buy the gane in official page
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Re: Is it better to buy the game on Steam or direct?

Post by RnMss » Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 pm

daniel34 wrote:Yes, the developers receive more money if you buy the game on the website. In addition to the DRM free version of Factorio you will also receive a steam key.
W... What?!
Then what have I done!

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