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The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam


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I can't even buy the game even if I'm willing to look past all of EGS's bull****, just because I live in China. 



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Yup, Epic Game store has The Outer Worlds listed now and Steam changed its release date to 2020.  It's real.

 

Go to hell.  I'm out.


Edited by sean10mm, 20 March 2019 - 09:29 AM.

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Here is the outer worlds tweet 

 

The Outer Worlds will be available from EGS and the Microsoft Windows 10 Store.

 

so i guess not exclusive. Lol


Edited by draego, 20 March 2019 - 09:37 AM.


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So it's also on Windows Store, what's the point of it being on EGS only then, just to **** on steam?



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Hey Obsidian, this is probably a pipe dream, but how about you offer free Steam keys (when the game comes out on Steam) to people who buy the game on the Microsoft store? Or at least those who pre-order or buy a special edition or something. Would be a way to sweeten the pill.


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Well I will wait for 2020 then and for it to go on a 85% steam sale so I can get it for like 5 bucks. Take that. **** Epic games.


Edited by AeonsLegend, 20 March 2019 - 09:50 AM.

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Long time obsidian/sci-fi fan here. Just joining the chorus to say I will no longer be buying this game, if it is only releasing on the terrible epic games platform or windows store. Please reconsider this
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I love Obsidian, I own every one of their games that you can own.  I will wait a year for Outer Worlds and buy it on Steam.  Epic Exclusive = **** No.


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I'm just glad it's not a real exclusive as it will be on 2 stores at launch though I do hope that after a year it comes to GOG


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So it's also on Windows Store, what's the point of it being on EGS only then, just to **** on steam?


Is this really how it is? Epic just wants to screw Steam?

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So obviously the motivation is the bottom line, but does anyone know what that number is?

I think Ive seen it mentioned that Steam gets .30 cent on the dollar. What is Epic cut? Is it so overwhelming as to mitigate the lost sales over the course of a year? Will anyone be interested in a year old game?

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Just logging in to say that this will be the first Obsidian game that I won't be buying. 


Well apart from that tank one or whatever. 


Also I'll just leave this here: https://www.theguard...es-gears-of-war

 


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ThePirateBay, here we go!


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People are understandably upset, but lets please leave the pirating references out of the discussion.
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A shame. I was really looking forward to the Outer Worlds, but if I have to wait another year to play it without chinese spyware on my computer then so be it.


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So obviously the motivation is the bottom line, but does anyone know what that number is?

I think Ive seen it mentioned that Steam gets .30 cent on the dollar. What is Epic cut? Is it so overwhelming as to mitigate the lost sales over the course of a year? Will anyone be interested in a year old game?

Epic's cut is 12%, lower if the game uses unreal engine. 

 

That's 40% of what Steam takes, while they offer only 5% of the functions Steam offers. And they have the nerve to call Steam greedy.


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I assume this was probably a publisher decision. I'll wait for the Steam Release. 


Edited by Kadayi, 20 March 2019 - 10:09 AM.


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Microsoft Store made this back to a maybe as I don't mind Microsoft as much anymore and well, they ARE first party now.

 

Still, majorly disappointed, won't buy it at launch and a lot to make up for. Also generally the worst decision they could have made as they basically threw additional sales they gained through the transperency and the stance against microtransactions right out of the window again.

 

And no Epic's money won't make up for the lost sales nor the sales they will lose in the future due to their damaged image.


Edited by C2B, 20 March 2019 - 10:11 AM.





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