Metro Exodus shows up on Windows Store despite Deep Silver saying that it is exclusive to Epic Store until 2020

Xando

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So they didn't pay for exclusive but to keep it off steam?

Fuck off Epic.
 

Solid

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As long as it's not on Steam, it's as 'exclusive' as Epic wants it to be. That's what Epic paid for, after all.
 

LossAversion

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"The contract said we couldn't put it on Steam... it doesn't say anything about the Windows Store!"

They were so blinded by the threat in front of them that they didn't see the threat that was behind them... a few miles back, around the corner, and behind that one coffee shop.
 

Roshin

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I thought it was obvious Epic are only making these exclusive deals to keep games off Steam?
 

Solid

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I don't even think it's legal which is why they've done everything in their power to frame it differently than that.
The facade ain't holding up though
 

Psamtik

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Yeah, this was always my frustration with Epic's exclusivity deals. Paying to make a game exclusive to your storefront is a well-established and completely reasonable practice, but paying to keep a game off one storefront and one storefront only? Maybe it's the only way to create a beachhead against a de facto monopoly, but it's vindictive as hell.
 

SilentRob

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Yeah, more interestingly, it' says it's part of Game Pass PC! So the store page went online probably a few hours early before the announcement this evening.
 

AJ_Wings

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So they didn't pay for exclusive but to keep it off steam?

Fuck off Epic.
It's what I suspected all along with Ubisoft and now the Microsoft Store. The "exclusivity" contracts specifically target Steam and not the wide platform.

I honestly think this strategy might backfire on Sweeny's and Galyonkin's dumb faces. lol
 

Madjoki

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Seriously good news, I'm in for anything that let's avoid Epic as much as possible. (Tho I preordered this in Steam, but for future stuff like Outer Worlds).
 

Spaltazar

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uhh is partial exclusivity allowed? like you can release on other store fronts on PC but NOT that one. sounds like a bunch of anti competetive bs imo


€: I see the tweet from tim now. guess they had that kinda custom deal then, but that sounds all like a bunch of bs to me
 
Dec 30, 2018
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It's been clear from day one imo that EGS is all about Tim going after Steam, he is a billionaire after control of an open market, Steam is his biggest threat in that regard, all of his "steam is a monopoly" soundbites point to this.

I would be fine with EGS working as competition against Steam and other storefronts if their store actually benefited the consumer and didn't indulge in practices that negatively impact the consumer but since that isn't the case I will continue to support storefronts that offer more choice.

A few years ago I said the same thing about Microsoft and UWP and their anti-consumer approach to the PC space and since they are now doing amazing things for consumers in this space my opinion has changed and I am fully in support of them.

If Epic change their stance then I will also change mine but until then I will not support them.

Truth be told, GOG is the main service I use because of their DRM free policy but I am always open to more choice as long as it benefits the consumer.
 

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That is amazingly petty of Epic. Show us on this Funko Pop where Gabe touched you, Tim.
 

ShinUltramanJ

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Paid to keep off Steam and Deep Silver agreed to it.

I should be able to get a refund since I was deceived into believing only Epic would have it until 2/20.
 

AHA-Lambda

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Tim: "haha now we'll be able to compete with Steam by stealin- I mean signing all of these exclusivity deals""
Intern: "well sir, strictly speaking the contracts only say not to sell the games on Steam..."
Tim: "bah, where else are people going to go? Discord?! No one can compete with our warchest"



Tim:
 

Nappael

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Anything which gives people an option to not use the Epic store is a good thing. Fuck Epic.
 

spam musubi

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Honestly, if a game is available on literally any store but the epic store, why would anyone ever buy it on epic? There is not a single incentive to buying on EGS. At least the windows store has some Xbox integration, game pass etc.
 

ShinUltramanJ

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We’ll stop buying up exclusives when Steam lowers their cut of sales.

Just Steam though right Tim? You’re not concerned about the other launcher’s cuts because you need them to make that Fortnite money right? You little slimy shit.
 

zma1013

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I wonder if this Epic Store strategy is only meant to be temporary for them just to pressure Steam to lower their cut then they just go back to Steam later and shut the Epic Store down?