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”.
Capcom announced that Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are coming to Nintendo Switch.
In North America, users will be able to purchase Resident Evil Origins Collection, a bundle with RE0 and 1, at retail store. As well as separate digital download in Nintendo eShop. But in Europe, users will only be able to grab three games through the eShop.
Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 will release on May 21. And pre-orders start on Feb 28.
Deep Silver announced that Metro Exodus will exclusively launch on Epic Games Store, but people who pre-ordered in Steam will be able to access the game and future DLCs. Creating another “pre-order to get Steam access” situation.
It seems publishers are choosing Epic Store for more revenue, as Deep Silver CEO quoted: “Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players”.
But most of the users don’t like using multiple launchers to play games, and some of them just don’t buy/play the game for that reason – or go far as pirating the game -. Will more revenue cut be able to compensate forgoing big market?