Prez wrote on Aug 21, 2020, 10:57:
The number of exclusives that Epic has garnered definitely seems to have dropped.
From what I've read, a lot of the companies last year who went with epic exclusivity lost a lot of money in the end. For example, apparently Control didn't do so well on PC, despite Tencent getting $10 million from Epic Games. In fact, the month it released saw a 20 year low on game sales. This helps explain why they are pushing the new $40 ultimate edition so hard, to the point that only the new edition gets a 'next gen upgrade'.A.k.a. PC level graphics - only it won't even hit that benchmark, because of the lack of ray tracing hardware.
It's the same reason EA is going back on steam. Because they were actually losing money by having their own platform despite Steams 30% cut, because they simply weren't getting nearly as many eyeballs on their own platform compared to what they do on Steam.
As to the trailer, I fail to see how Knives Out is particularly 'hit man'. I'll buy Hitman 3 when it's $15 on steam for the complete edition.