Epic Video games CEO clarifies place about retailer exclusivity
A couple of weeks again, Epic Video games’ Steve Allison spoke to PCWorld concerning the unique offers it was putting with publishers to get video games on its platform. Allison said, “We will certainly not be doing exclusives at this scale for an extended time frame.” A couple of days after that assertion, Epic signed a cope with the builders behind Commentary that was primarily a repeat of the state of affairs with Metro Exodus.
In response to a fan inquiry on Twitter concerning the matter, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney mentioned, “We have had a variety of discussions about this since GDC. Epic is open to persevering with to signal funding/exclusivity offers with prepared builders and publishers no matter their earlier plans or bulletins round Steam.” Referring again to Allison’s stance, Sweeney continued, “This prompted additional discussions at Epic, resulting in the conclusion that these calls have to be as much as builders and publishers, and Epic would not inform them “no” on account of current statements made about Steam.”
To make clear, this all occurred earlier than Gearbox’s announcement of Borderlands 3 being unique to Epic’s storefront for six months this morning. So regardless of beforehand claiming that it will be backing off on gathering so many exclusives, Epic is now able to take extra exclusives. And the world retains turning…