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Can you please release PMDG 737ngx on steam?

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Im changing rigs recently and it would be very convenient to have this addon automatically installed everytime i format and change hardware.

 

Thanks.

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It works on steam. Download the latest version from your account at PMDG and install. BTW they require full names here

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The FSX version of the PMDG 737 is fully compatible with FSX-SE, but PMDG will probably never distribute the 737 directly ON the Steam portal. From previous comments made by PMDG management on various forums, Valve wants a very large cut of the revenue from each sale on the Steam network.

 

While that business model may work well for developers who are selling tens of thousands of copies of their games, or for developers with relatively low overhead, in PMDG's case I doubt it will ever happen.

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Gents,

 

Jim summarizes the major points very well in his post above.

 

Steam restricts addon sales in such a way that the sales process is effectively anti-competitive for third party developers such as PMDG.  Not only must we pay Valve a sizeable sum for the honor, but we then must also pay Dovetail Games for the access rights to being on their channel.

 

Taken independently, either of these costs is extremely high, but taken together they are prohibitive unless we want to raise the price of products sold through steam to significantly higher levels than regular distribution channels in order to recoup the losses.

 

The advantages that Steam distribution brings in terms of market exposure, customer simplicity and a wider potential revenue pool simply don't offset the costs of doing business via that channel at this time.

 

It might change in the future- but for now it just doesn't add up for us.

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