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The Outer Worlds goes Epic Games Store-exclusive (also Windows Store)

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Sailor Woedica, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Steezus Learned Patron

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    Me when The Outer Worlds releases:

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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Well...if Starfield is a Bethesda store exclusive (like Fallout 76) then the only difference between the two games will be that this one came out on the Epic Store too. :M

    People are joking but it's actually the right thing to buy the game on the Microsoft Store, if you're going to buy it at all.
     
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  3. just Literate

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    i know a better way
     
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  4. Haplo Arbiter Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Guess that's at least an option for me.

    Wait and see I guess. But the likelihood of a purchase without an 80% price cut just dropped down a lot.
     
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  5. santino27 Magister

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    Did people assume this was going to be AAA? I was always thinking AA. Despite the pedigree of the creators involved, interviews seemed to make it pretty clear that they're far from AAA budget/team #s.
     
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  6. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    It looks sufficiently AAA to me and I'm guessing the expectation is to sell over 2 mil copies.
     
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  7. Arulan Arbiter

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    Fuck Epic Games and their bullshit practices. Throwing bags of money to (Let's be honest; In most cases) publishers to fuck over the customer's choice of client/storefront (especially when Steam's features and GOG's DRM-free nature is highly desired) is an awful precedent to set on the PC.

    Or just wait a year. There is no shortage of good games to play, and it'll likely be in a better state then anyway.
     
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  8. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  9. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    They don't need free help with the damage control, they have their own PR-team for it...unless you're getting paid...
     
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  10. Thonius Liturgist

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    Lmao. Epic launcher is a full blown trojan. According to some sites it not only checks for your "friends list" but also scans pretty much every app you got, checks SSL certificates, checks browser settings, system info and some rumors/info include that it installs Unreal version of Fiddler to check on your traffic.
    Fuck that noise. I wont even pirate it. :^)
    Enjoy your "game" that totally not a botnet you cucks!
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Hey, I'm just looking for a way to get people some free shit. Damage control is a bonus.

    I was hoping Feargus would at least go up on stage and unveil a new trailer to go along with this announcement, pffft. I guess that tweet is all we're getting.
     
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  12. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Pretty much. I can accept the Microsoft store sale as Obsidian is actually first party now. Epic exclusivity is however unforgivable and its still shitty considering what was promised.
     
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  13. Thonius Liturgist

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    Unreal is a fucking honeypot trap :^)
    " Oh I see that you want to play vidia and shitpost, but you don"t want to install Epic Trojan? Shame we got some console exclusives here... it would be shameful if they gonna be here, all alone and without players"
     
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  14. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    That's 60€ saved from this years budget.

    It's ultimately a good thing.
     
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  15. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    I wonder what Leo and Tim (really) think about such move. I'm guessing they're not too happy about it but they will spout PR shit to not get fired. I wonder though if the price will be as high a year later as it will be during Epic premiere (my guess is yes).
     
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  16. Strange Fellow Magister Patron

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    Why, again?
     
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  17. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    what where the chances it would be a good game in the first place?
     
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  18. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Well, assuming you want to buy the game on launch.

    It's the right thing to do if you want to ensure as much of your money goes to Obsidian as possible. They're owned by Microsoft so it's the closest thing to buying the game directly from them.

    It's definitely the right thing to do if you hate Epic.

    If you actually like the Epic Store, or prefer to buy the game from a platform that might end up being objectively better than the Windows Store in terms of features etc, then yeah, what I said is wrong.
     
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  19. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    The Microsoft store has reviews.
     
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  20. Wulfric Pinewood Learned Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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  21. Flou Learned

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    Fucking Private Division. After everything that has been said about EGS and the spying it does for the evil overlords, how in the hell do they think this is a good idea? It's a PR nightmare, but as always, it's the developer that takes the hit when casual twats and mouthbreathers who barely know their own name, blame it on the developer. Because understanding the publisher and developer relationship is too hard.

    You actually had the public on your side with the game and you stab them in the back when someone throws dollars at you. Whoever came up with this brilliant idea hopefully gets fired when they see the sales data on PC compared to consoles.

    Poor Leo&Tim and rest of the team. This is the last thing they needed right now.
     
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  22. CyberWhale Arcane

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    TBH at this point, I'm starting to doubt that Tencent is actively involved with this whole strategy. No way in Hell does Epic have this much money to waste from Fortnite alone.
     
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  23. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    the chinese government is involved

    xi jinping himself wishes to control videogames
     
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  24. Belegarsson Savant Patron

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    Hey, on the bright side, the upcoming Vampire The Masquerade game still has potential and Paradox doesn't seem to be swayed to dark side yet, right guys?

    ... right?
     
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