Epic Games Announces More Exclusives

Judy Cobb
March 21, 2019

They'll debut first on the Epic Games Store, with a one-year exclusivity window before launching on other, unspecified PC stores, Quantic said in a press release.

The sci-fi RPG, from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division, will initially be available via Epic and the Microsoft store, but will come to Valve's service in 2020.

Remedy's ambitious new sci-horror shooter IP Control is another big one crossing over (it too has been on Steam for a long while).

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"We are extremely excited for the Epic Games Store to host such a well-known and established video game studio like Quantic Dream", Epic Games' Steve Allison said in a statement. This move kind of feels like a bait-and-switch: most of these games have been pre-orderable on Steam and will instead jump to a competing platform (like Metro: Exodus).

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Customers can link their Humble Store accounts to the Epic Games store for direct purchasing. To entice gamers, Epic is offering a free game every two weeks throughout 2019. The store reaches Fortnite's massive 200 million strong userbase and lets games-makers keep more of each sale.

Epic also announced that Ubisoft will place several titles in the Epic Store.

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