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Metro dev says next game won't be on PC if players boycott. EDIT: Official Statement made

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DreadPirateRoberts said:
Pemalite said: 

No. Consumers are "mad" because they decided to vote with their wallets and not support said game on yet another digital distribution platform... And were essentially blackmailed/threatened over it... Rather than have the company simply listen to what consumers wanted.

Why couldn't they simply do a Day 1 release on all digital distribution platforms? It's the PC.

I mean, you literally agreed with me.  Some gamers are mad that the game isn't on Steam.  And I agree.  That's what this is about.  As for why they couldn't simply do a Day 1 release on all platforms: because that would guarantee that Steam gets the overwhelming majority of sales which would in turn undermine the devs' efforts to protest Valve's price gouging.  The game got moved from Steam (pre-existing pre-orders aside) because of Valve's behaviour.   

Read my post again.

Gamers are mad because of the bait and switch tactics.
Gamers are mad because of the threats.

Developers and Publishers are more than welcomed to use such tactics... But then my wallet will close... And they don't have a leg to stand on.

vivster said:
Pemalite said:

Battlefield 5 comes to mind.

I haven't really found any specific sales data. The only figures seem to compare its sales to Battlefield 1, which is one of the best received Battlefield games and the best selling. If years of being the most hated games company and supposed boycotts still cause a game to be sold in millions I doubt a supposed boycott of a semi popular game will do any damage.

In fact I believe this move will make the Epic games store a hell of a lot more popular and will create a serious alternative to Steam in the coming years.

Battlefront 2.



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I heard somewhere that Epic won’t have offline play or modding allowed on their platform at launch. Is this a true? If so, is it a “we’ll add these features later” kinda thing or are they closed off from a policy standpoint (meaning that they left it out on purpose)?



DrDoomz said:
I heard somewhere that Epic won’t have offline play or modding allowed on their platform at launch. Is this a true? If so, is it a “we’ll add these features later” kinda thing or are they closed off from a policy standpoint (meaning that they left it out on purpose)?

Haven't heard about that yet. If that is true, the idea seems to be awful. I need to play offline sometimes, the Internet is not the thing I can take with me anyway I go. And sure I'm not the only one. 

Do you remember where you have read that? Maybe, there's some more information?



freetimemedicine said:
DrDoomz said:
I heard somewhere that Epic won’t have offline play or modding allowed on their platform at launch. Is this a true? If so, is it a “we’ll add these features later” kinda thing or are they closed off from a policy standpoint (meaning that they left it out on purpose)?

Haven't heard about that yet. If that is true, the idea seems to be awful. I need to play offline sometimes, the Internet is not the thing I can take with me anyway I go. And sure I'm not the only one. 

Do you remember where you have read that? Maybe, there's some more information?

They very recently decided to patch in an offline mode into their client.


They still have a long way to go yet, so I'm not going to praise them for being late to the party feature wise. 



                                       

I got it on the epic games store. It looks cool



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Just to show how close was the game from launch when they announced the Epic Store deal, take a look at the game physical package:

They put stickers with the Epic Store logo over the old ones with the Steam one!



Please excuse my bad English.

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Can't wait to hear sales results from them

Edit: turns out this game is a technical beast, especially on pc. https://youtu.be/eiQv32imK2g

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Kerotan said:

Can't wait to hear sales results from them

Edit: turns out this game is a technical beast, especially on pc. https://youtu.be/eiQv32imK2g

Why exactly can't you wait to hear sales results from them?.



                                       

vivster said:
Pemalite said:

Battlefield 5 comes to mind.

I haven't really found any specific sales data. The only figures seem to compare its sales to Battlefield 1, which is one of the best received Battlefield games and the best selling. If years of being the most hated games company and supposed boycotts still cause a game to be sold in millions I doubt a supposed boycott of a semi popular game will do any damage.

In fact I believe this move will make the Epic games store a hell of a lot more popular and will create a serious alternative to Steam in the coming years.

BFV shipped ~7M, which was 1M less than their lowered expectations.  This is also half what BF1 sold.  Of course, 7M might not seem all that bad.  That is until you realize to even get those sales they had to drop the price by about half just a week or so after launch.



Chazore said:
Kerotan said:

Can't wait to hear sales results from them

Edit: turns out this game is a technical beast, especially on pc. https://youtu.be/eiQv32imK2g

Why exactly can't you wait to hear sales results from them?.

Why do you ask? First of all I'm a sales fanatic (why I signed up to a sales website) and secondly I adore the metro series so I'm very curious to see how it performed.