The Epic Store is a place fraught with controversy. From accusations of security concerns, to outrage over games like Metro Exodus getting exclusivity, it’s safe to say that not too many PC gamers are happy with Epic Games.
Unfortunately for those who dislike the Epic Store, it looks like it’s going to get even more exclusive titles in the future.
Over on Twitter, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney addressed some of the issues, saying that Epic will still look at exclusivity deals even if they were previously planned for a Steam release.
We’ve had a lot of discussions about this since GDC. Epic is open to continuing to sign funding / exclusivity deals with willing developers and publishers regardless of their previous plans or announcements around Steam.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) April 1, 2019
The controversy stems from Metro Exodus, which was pulled from Steam in favour of the Epic Store just a few weeks before launch.
Gamers aren’t happy with the news from Sweeney, with several Twitter users calling him a “liar,” with his new statement appearing to contradict what was previously explained at GDC.
So basically what you said at GDC was a lie?
— burningphoenix (@burning55963534) April 1, 2019
So you lied, your launcher is still crap, and rather than present incentives to use your service, you’re still going to keep strong arming customers. Duly noted.
— Fluffy (@brotherfluffy) April 3, 2019
One gamer even accused Sweeney and Epic of caring more about exclusivity deals than its users.
Its pretty sad that you and @EpicGames are more focused on exclusivity than you are on customer experience.
I can wait until April 2020.
— RabidOtters (@RabidOtters2) April 3, 2019
It seems the controversy is no closer to an end, as the recently-announced Borderlands 3 appears to be an Epic exclusive.
Although it’s not yet been confirmed or denied by Gearbox or 2K Games, the Epic logo can clearly be seen at the end of the most recent Borderlands trailer video.
#Borderlands3 arrives on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on September 13, 2019! Tune in to the Gameplay Reveal Event on May 1st, where we’ll debut the first hands-on looks! Pre-order now to get the Gold Weapon Skins Pack!
➜ https://t.co/inj5DmoR3U pic.twitter.com/xjbIqrdZus
— Borderlands 3 (@Borderlands) April 3, 2019
What’s your opinion on the Epic Games Store?
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