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Epic Games Announces More Exclusives

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Epic Games announced added new games that will hot the Epic Games store. Some of the new exclusives include The Outer Worlds, Control, Industries of Titan, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human...

    Epic Games Announces More Exclusives
     
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  2. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    This is great news. Would have been nice to see it on steam but at least I don't need to get a ps4 now.
     
  3. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    https://www.resetera.com/threads/ubisoft-and-epic-games-have-announced-an-extension-to-their-agreement-additional-back-catalog-titles-from-ubisoft-are-confirmed-for-epic’s-free-games.106567/

    https://www.apnews.com/Business Wire/b8e9b5975d434193b7932caa09d07924

    Ubisoft even extended their support throwing in some discount and free games in the process from what I'm getting.
    Well it does free up 2019 a bit for backlog productivity (Oh shiny new game! :p ) and for these titles to actually be patched up and more playable when they do hit Steam...during a sale. Ha ha.
    (Well I was interested in Outer Worlds in particular but knowing Obsidian even post New Vegas and with Pillars yeah waiting isn't always bad.)
     
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  4. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    good news for epic and gamers who use there store but for me I will skip and go direct to Uplay or wait for steam I have so many games on uplay origin and steam I am not interested in using Epic I also disagree with games being exclusive a step back for pc gaming and I believe reduces competition
     

  5. Backstabak

    Backstabak Master Guru

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    I don't get their strategy. Why the hell would I as a customer want exclusives that are tied to a specific store, on PC of all places ? I could understand it if they were a publisher like EA or Ubisoft, but they're not and this approach makes me not want to even try their store in the first place.

    I am very interested i Outer Worlds, but being forced into a platform isn't something I can support.
     
  6. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Funny how people are pissed off due to various stores for their PC Games. Yet we buy our food, clothes etc at different stores as well and no one complaines about that.
     
  7. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Well yeah but you can buy the same or largely the same thing in the other stores, bizarre comparison to make

    I can't buy the near identical same game in another game store
     
  8. wsgroves

    wsgroves Member Guru

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    This is great news indeed.
    Saves me a boat load of money as I will never purchase a game that is a paid timed exclusive on the epic store.
    I don't believe in this practice on PC and I will never support it. If you do support it, well, you were probably also part of the reason dlc is now
    an acceptable practice as well.
    Say all you want about Steam and their crap business practices. They don't have paid exclusives.
    Who would of thought that a PC First company would say bend over, eventually you will learn to love it.

    You take away my choice, I take away your money.
    Thanks!
     
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    H83 Ancient Guru

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    Having more competition/stores is a good thing. Stores resorting to having paid exclusives is a bad thing... Lame move from Epic store.
     
  10. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    Well sh*t. :(

    Wake me up when I can get it on GOG.
     
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  11. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    To be fair, I wouldn't necessarily call Epic a "PC First" company. In the time od Gears of War, the upper management was quite hostile to PC releases and were pushing the (albeit failed) "games will be only on consoles" narrative that started with the advent of XB360 and the PS3.
     
  12. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Most of these will no doubt be timed exclusives, but i can certainly see the point from the game devs side if Epic are throwing a boat load of free cash their way for nothing other than a staggered time released across other digital distribution, and if Epic wants to throw me a free bag of cash as well to make me buy from their store for a year i won't say no. lol
     
  13. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    i dont get why people find this good at all?!?!?!
    its the exclusive Platform wars brought from consoles to PC..

    not to mention the other stuff around it, how they accuire the games, privacy issues and more, you all read it, so i guess you know what im talking about..

    Way to go and soooo Costumer friendly..

    are u freaking kidding me?

    edit: i removed one sentence that might have stepped one some toes..
     
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  14. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Last time I checked, you're still playing a game on a PC. Also, Epic is a service not a platform as Steam is a Service and as UWP is a service. You can buy a game on Epic and still play it years later on a different PC without having to buy it again or wait for compatibility usually.

    It's funny that people complained that Steam is holding the PC market and they have no real competition, to complaining about Epic which is possible to rival Steam.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    No need to try offend fellow forum users if someone has a different opinion then you.

    PC is the open platform, which means everyone can release games and sign exclusivity deals. It also happens a lot more then on PC then you think. You wont see valve titles on any other client. they all are exclusive to steam. That seems to be OK for many , don't know why though if exclusivity is such a big deal. then we have stardock, origin, ubisoft, gamersgate, windows store and more that all have their exclusive titles

    Enthusiast PC's have nothing to do with how games are sold. It is more a mindset how someone wants their games distributed rather.
     

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    Features primarily, security is another concern and then there's privacy which the recent data sniffing in Steam is not all that good for Epic's case.
    Pricing is also out if Epic is restricting things like (Licensed.) resellers such as Greenman Gaming and others, Linux is out entirely and Mac well maybe later.

    Regional discount I think is improving but can still get better, their way of handling and acquiring these deals is also not something I like especially when in Metro and Outer Worlds case here the developers were notified just as the announcement came up and had no idea before that this was happening because the publisher took the decision on their own.
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    Thanks, i wanted to say something similar, how they handle the acquisicion of the Games and such, but i cant really write it down in words without anyone missunderstanding me, so thanks for this post, since its allmost the same what im thinking about this situation.. I just dont have the words for it to clearly state it..

    Sorry if i stepped on anyones toes with my post before..

    cheers
     
  18. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Don't forget the main reason why this is happening.

    70/30 vs 88/12

    65/35 with UE even.

    People are mad at Epic, but it's Steam which has caused this to happen.
     
  19. D3M1G0D

    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    That is in no way comparable to the current situation. A console exclusive requires specific hardware in order to play while launchers are free - if RDR2 only required a different launcher then I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
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    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Yeah but only the dev is winning there.The product isn’t any cheaper than it would be on Steam and I’m stuck using a sub-par platform to play it from.
    Yeah Steam need to lower their cut but if I’m still paying the same price I’d rather spend it on the superior platform.
     
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