Ys Net Readdressed Shenmue 3 Refund Controversy

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After Ys Net announced that they won’t refund their fan funded game, Shenmue 3, for Epic Games Store exclusivity change, developer posted an update saying that they’ll now accept refund.

However, it turned out that Epic Games is covering up all the cost of the refund. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also announced that they will also cover the cost of any future crowdfunded games for switching to it’s store.

Backers also can request a PS4 code instead of an Epic Games Store code, or request a Steam code which will be available one year after launch.

Valve Revealed Their Opinion About Positive Review Bombing on Assassin’s Creed: Unity

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In recent blog post Valve revealed their opinion about positive review bombs on Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

They stated that at the time they decided to remove review bombs, they defined it as “an event where players post a large number of reviews in a very compressed time frame, aimed at lowering the Review Score of a game.”, since there were no examples of one “positive review bombs”.

But as Assassin’s Creed: Unity incident happened, they looked back.

According to Valve, what happened to AC: Unity seems not to be a case of the review bomb as actual players increased alongside the reviews and most of the reviews looks like standard reviews of a new player, or a player that’s returning to a product they bought a while ago.

And about if it is off-topic or not, they said they’re not sure since context can change. Mentioning that if there’s a game that heavily focused on Christmas, they “suspect we’d see it have Review Score fluctuations around Christmas-time”.

Read the full post here.

New Ghost Recon Title Announced; And There’ll be No Steam Release

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.

Epic Games CEO Want to Become A Thanos in The Game Industry

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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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