Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D News
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 20-03-19, 06:39 PM
WYP's Avatar
WYP WYP is online now
News Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 15,045
The Outer Worlds is now an Epic Games Store Exclusive

The game will come to other PC storefronts after an exclusivity period.



Read more about The Outer Worlds becoming an Epic Games Store timed exclusive.

__________________
_______________________________
Twitter - @WYP_PC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20-03-19, 07:33 PM
ImprovizoR's Avatar
ImprovizoR ImprovizoR is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 447
Fine, I don't have to buy it. I wanted to. I was pretty hyped, actually. But I can't support this kind of practice. It's anti-consumerism 101.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 20-03-19, 07:41 PM
Bartacus Bartacus is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posts: 2,178
Patience is a virtue. I can wait and get it on a Steam sale, or I'll get it from Epic if I'm that horny.
__________________
Guts: Ryzen 2700X / Asus CH7 Hero / 32GB TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 / Zotac GTX 1080Ti x2 / EVGA 1000W PSU / Case Labs M8
Storage: ADATA SX8200 1TB NVME / 6TB RAID0 HDD array / 4TB RAID0 SSD array
Water Cooling: Watercool HeatKiller IV blocks on CPU & GPUs / 4 360 rads / Barrow box reservoir / dual D5 pumps

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20-03-19, 07:59 PM
Skeggz Skeggz is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2
Wink

I personally don't like this whole exclusivity thing but I still think many developers should do it as long as epic games is this eager to get exclusives.
As I recall they lure them in by guaranteed revenues for their games, meaning if sale targets don't meet the expectation they get the rest from epic games.
This in turn means that by not buying a game from a beloved developer while its exclusive, you support them more because they get their share from epic AND your support through the delayed buy through steam.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20-03-19, 07:59 PM
Dark NighT's Avatar
Dark NighT Dark NighT is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,647
I'm starting to really dislike Epic being so aggressive and being insanely anti consumer in this way.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20-03-19, 08:05 PM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 12,514
C. Don't give a crap.

Will still be getting it at launch. I won't let my own stubborn pride prevent me from having a good time.

Throwing sulks because you have to double click another app and open it to run your game is so petulant.
__________________
"Those really high 20 series prices are just place holders"



Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20-03-19, 08:07 PM
tgrech tgrech is online now
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 1,015
To be fair, they are using Epics game engine, it makes sense to use their store to avoid the licensing fees, I doubt they need much more incentive than a 23% increase in revenue per sale, and I doubt there's any underhand tactics needed to go alongside that as a result. They could lose 20% of their sales as a result of this and still come out better for it, but even then they probably won't lose nearly that much.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20-03-19, 08:59 PM
Bridges Bridges is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 29
Think I'll wait until it comes to GOG.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
C. Don't give a crap.

Will still be getting it at launch. I won't let my own stubborn pride prevent me from having a good time.

Throwing sulks because you have to double click another app and open it to run your game is so petulant.
You are Tim Sweeney and I claim my £5.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20-03-19, 09:23 PM
tolagarf's Avatar
tolagarf tolagarf is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Denmark
Posts: 842
So greed was the motivating factor behind this choice for Obsidian obviously, yet they are now owned by Microsoft so why even care about engine fees in the first place? This seems like a weird move to me
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20-03-19, 09:26 PM
tgrech tgrech is online now
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 1,015
Microsoft have been doing timed store exclusives in the PC space for years without issue or complaints(Besides those directed at the MS store itself), why would they change that now? profit is always the motivating factor for capitalist companies, it's by definition a profit motivated system.

It's no different from console licensing fees and exclusivity really, we let you use our tech for free if we get your software exclusively, this model been at work for decades. Many PC games over a significant time period have been essentially exclusive to Steam, attempting to unsettle that near monopoly that allows Valve to rinse game developers and leads us to often having price parity with physical console releases at launch on PC is the driving factor for developers adopting alternate stores, near-monopolies are never healthy in capitalist markets, someones going to get rinsed when that happens, Valve has just got away with it by making it the developers. Given the attitude of many PC gamers, at this point they're basically charging companies 30% just to sell their games to PC gamers(Or at least that's how many PC gamers would like it), a supposedly open platform(But not if the gamers can help it it seems), that's absolutely ludicrous.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 11:43 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.