Epic Games Store Will Continue to Sign Exclusives “Regardless of Their Previous Plans with Steam”

Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney suggests that there could be more Metro Exodus-type situations in the future.

Posted By | On 03rd, Apr. 2019

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The Epic Games Store has made a number of high profile exclusive signings, from The Division 2 to The Outer Worlds to ControlBut not one of them has kicked up as much controversy as Metro Exodus, the reason for which was the circumstances surrounding its exclusivity. After already having been announced for Steam and even having been up for pre-order on the storefront, after the game signed on with Epic Games, it was pulled from Valve’s storefront, angering many.

Recently, Epic Games spoke about the issue, mentioning that they acknowledge the way things were handled with Metro Exodus were less than ideal, and that Epic would make sure to not dabble in similar circumstances again. Not long after that, however, upcoming sci-fi thriller Observation was declared as an Epic Games Store exclusive under similar circumstances, after it had already been on Steam.

When asked about this turnaround on Twitter, Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney responded that following internal discussions, the company was still open to signing exclusivity deals with games regardless of their past commitments to Steam- basically doing a 180 on their earlier statement. Meanwhile, in another tweet, he mentioned that the decision to sign on with Epic in such situations rests with developers and publishers, and if they want to sign, Epic isn’t going to tell them “no”.

Recently, another high profile upcoming release declared timed exclusivity to the Epic Games Store on PC- Borderlands 3.


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