Chinese site Techweb reported that “the Epic Games Store quietly unlocked” in China. And according to a local user, while credit card payment is not available, it supports 2 local payment methods — WeChat and AliPay –.
The Division 2 sold ten times more than its predecessor in Ubisoft Store as consumers chose to buy the game from the publisher’s own store — where the company don’t have to pay a singe cut — instead of the Epic Games Store.
Ubisoft revealed new Tom Clancy’s title, Ghost Recon Breakpoint. But yet again, it will skip Steam in favor of Epic Games Store.
Earlier this year, Ubisoft has mentioned that “additional select titles” would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store throughout 2019. And since, all of the three “major” release — The Division 2, Anno 1800, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint — has been announced to be Epic Games Store exclusive.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint will release on October 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
CEO of the Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, revealed his plan to become a Thanos of the PC gaming industry by “perfectly” balancing revenue share, cutting it more than a half.
Tim Sweeney said on Twitter that if Steam follows their 88/12 revenue share model, they will “retreat from exclusives and consider putting our own games on Steam” and it would be “a glorious moment in the history of PC gaming.
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2K Games has announced that Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC, but only for a limited period of time. 2K Games stated that the game will arrive on other store in April of 2020.
Of course, after 2K announced exclusive deal with Epic, people started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam. But Valve‘s new anti-review bomb system removed those — over 4000 reviews — from rating, making the first case of “off-topic reviews” marking.
Borderlands 3 will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13.
Ubisoft announced that they chose to make Anno 1800 a Epic Games Store exclusive after “the successful launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2“.
Like The Division 2, Anno 1800 will be only available on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store. And only who pre-ordered the game on Steam will get their copy through Steam. Steam users also won’t be able to participate the open beta.
And this time, they also announced that “Pre-orders on Steam can be made until the release of the game”.
Bethesda announced that their upcoming titles — RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and DOOM Eternal — will be released on Steam.