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Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries drops Steam and will be available exclusively on EGS [yes, please read STAFF POST]

Lothars

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
5,221
I think it's important that people keep in mind how much of a bet that PGI is taking with this game and how much risk is reduced by taking the EGS offer.

Be mad at Epic if anything. This was the best decision they could've taken.
They can do what they want but I will not support them and I bet you they will lose a ton of sales and goodwill from this decision but they made the decision and they will have to live with it.
 

B00T

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Oct 25, 2017
1,558
On the one hand, I'm glad they're gonna have the money to do what they want/need to because Mechwarrior fucking deserves it. On the other hand, fuck.
 

tarman76

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Oct 27, 2017
905
I cant help but laugh. They are doing their best to piss off every different fanbase they can find.

I have no horse in this race but i do find it amusing.
 

Reinhard

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Oct 27, 2017
3,194
Yet another game I will completely write off.. Crap thing to do since you were able to preorder it for a Steam release. I'll wait for the PC game pass version or just won't play it.
 

Jahranimo

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,255
The hardest of hard ball these dudes at Epic are playing. Wow.

Well, we know what comes next in this thread.
 

TheRed

Member
Oct 31, 2017
701
Fuck man. Fuck this. I guess developers will be fine with less people playing their games but epic covering the cost of selling a ton of copies. Good for them but when Epic stops giving out massive handouts they might regret that their fan base is even smaller in the future for their next games.
 

Loxley

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Oct 25, 2017
4,158
In before "(See Staff Posts)" gets added into the thread title :P

Anyway, at least they're offering refunds. They don't want a Shenmue situation.
 

Dust

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Oct 25, 2017
7,410
Pshhh, Mechwarrior?
Come on Epic give me already the thread to end all threads with "RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PC COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO EPIC GAME STORE (READ STAFF AND THREADMARK POSTS BEFORE COMMENTING)".
 

DJ_Lae

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Oct 27, 2017
3,273
Edmonton
"I do suggest all community edition pre-order customers please join the AMA tonight where I think I can provide valuable insight into why this is without question the best decision for MW5:Mercs and the future of MechWarrior games."

 

Starviper

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Oct 25, 2017
920
Minneapolis
Lol holy shit. This is like an ongoing siege against Steam. I'm super hyped for this game too.. This and Tetris Effect are gonna get me using that EGS storefront fo'sho.
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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Pshhh, Mechwarrior?
Come on Epic give me already the thread to end all threads with "RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PC COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO EPIC GAME STORE (READ STAFF AND THREADMARK POSTS BEFORE COMMENTING)".
I will leap out the window if that thread ever happens, I already skip Gaming Side now
 

Vagabond

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Oct 26, 2017
1,325
United States
I would honestly rather Windows/Xbox Store exclusivity. EGS still doesn't have cloud saves. I have a gaming laptop and desktop.

Maybe they will roll it out by the time MW5 drops. Maybe.
 

Akronis

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pshhh, Mechwarrior?
Come on Epic give me already the thread to end all threads with "RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PC COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO EPIC GAME STORE (READ STAFF AND THREADMARK POSTS BEFORE COMMENTING)".
Except everyone will just buy it on the Rockstar Social Club that cares so it really won't matter.
 

FF Seraphim

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Oct 26, 2017
4,622
Tokyo
Someone earlier in the thread said that they're a really small studio and basically need MW5 to succeed in order to keep the lights on, so yeah I can't really blame them.
If this is true, yeah cannot really blame them. Was looking forward to it, but the Epic store is not a launcher I want to use considering it lacks so many features. Will wait until it is on Steam or if Epic actually gets their act together and puts up more client friendly features.
 

lvl 99 Pixel

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Oct 25, 2017
16,239
I love Mechwarrior and Battletech but like, isn't Piranha sort of notorious with the way money is handled?
This isn't all that surprising when MWO had some pretty absurd monetary stuff that put me off the game.
 

zyxwvu4321

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Oct 25, 2017
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First game I've actually cared about to do this. Guess I'm waiting another year for it (hopefully).
 

Hobbes

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Oct 27, 2017
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Even if you’re fine with EGS I can’t imagine how an announcement like this would generate anything more than a nonplussed reaction, let alone genuine enthusiasm.
If some of the already launched titles and coverage I've read about is accurate and can be transferred in some way, Mechwarrior being on EGS is probably a great thing for the dev and the game, and its future.
 
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funky

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Oct 25, 2017
7,421
Valve should probably stop letting devs put up pre orders and store pages without commitments to launch day and date with epic.
 

Sankara

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May 19, 2019
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LOL.

Unless the reasoning is "we got a shitton of money" he can fuck off with his spin.
That shit ton of money is making the studio survive and allows them to spend more time developing the game.


I wonder if they are prepared for the backlash at least they are offering refunds.
I am sure they have. It's nice that they offering refunds even for people who preordered and used the exclusive pre-order codes.

Valve should probably stop letting devs put up pre orders and store pages without commitments to launch day and date with epic.
It never received any Steam store page. Only a text blurb on the official website's preorder page that said Steam keys.
 
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Kyougar

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Nov 3, 2017
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This might be the least controversial Epic exclusive PR announcement to date. Can't fault them for being open about offering refunds.

BUT. They know that their fans wouldn't be happy, so they begin the FAQ with how to get a refund. And the same standardized PR bullshit on how they can make better games with the money etc. etc.
 

Danteyke223

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Oct 24, 2018
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I'm okay witht this. They havent actually made a non port game besides Mechwarrior online so... if they got a cash injection to polish the game even further that's cool. This genre of games is a niche within a niche and anybody thinking they would have sold millions on a dead ip is in lala land