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Three Epic Games Store exclusives come to Steam

Three Epic Games Store exclusives come to Steam

The first Epic Games Store exclusives have launched on other storefronts.

According to PCGamesN, the indie Dark Souls-inspired title Ashen has hit both Steam and GOG - both of which are offering a 20 per cent discount.

On December 10th both Hades and Hello Neighbour: Hide and Seek hit Valve’s storefront. However, the former has entered early access, the full release is expected to be in the latter half of 2020.

Since Epic launched its storefront, it has received a lot of backlash for its pursuit of exclusive titles.

Earlier this year, Deep Silver and 4A’s title Metro: Exodus joined Epic as an exclusive, despite it being available for pre-order on Steam.

Another triple-A title that received the exclusive treatment was 2K’s Borderlands 3, however, it will be able to go to other storefronts from April 2020.

Glumberland signed an exclusive deal with the Fortnite maker for its title Ooblets. Epic had to come to the developer's defence after it received “thousands” of pieces of hate mail. The Cary-based company condemned those who targeted the firms that signed exclusive rights to its storefront.

A further exclusive game is Obsidian’s Sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds. On the flip side, other developers have refused to give the rights to their games to Epic. One example is Rockfish, it confirmed Everspace 2 would launch on Steam first.


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