Cyberpunk 2077 Punks Epic Exclusivity

A tweet from CD Projekt RED indicates that the developer has no intention of making Cyberpunk 2077 an Epic Games Store exclusive (thanks VGR.com via [H]ardOCP). This might seem like simple prudence after seeing the backlash to the news that Metro Exodus would be exclusive to Epic's new shop. But there's an even more obvious reason, since they are the owners of their own online store: GOG.com. Here's word:

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Feb 10, 2019, 13:03
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CD Project Red is part of the same company that runs GOG.com, so it's there that it'll have the best price.

Besides that, exclusivity is a bad idea, and while it may push purchases on certain platforms, it limits a games overall sales. In consoles, exclusive games are paid millions of dollars that goes towards the budget of that game (and the pockets of its publisher). So that can at times make up for the lost sales. On PC, an objectively open platform, it's just stupid.
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Feb 10, 2019, 13:21
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Punks Epic Exclusivity Feb 10, 2019, 13:21
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Fion wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 13:03:
CD Project Red

* CD Projekt, dude. Literally first sentence of the newsbit and you still spell it wrong. Now go wash your sticky fingers and lurn 2 sp3LL!
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Feb 10, 2019, 13:39
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I hope it is on GOG right away . that's where I want it the most... but yeah, exclusivity is never a good idea.
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Feb 10, 2019, 13:48
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 El Pit
 
GOG is where I'm going to buy this - and maybe (when I have forgotten about already having bought it) on Steam again... This happened with Witcher 3. Yeah, I'm old.
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:00
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Where was the ghashing of teeth when Metro Exodus was exclusively on Steam.
Oh wait, there was none. Wink
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:35
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Yeah, they get to keep 100% of the GoG 30% cut, but I'm sure they'll throw it on Steam as well just for the extra eyeballs. I suspect it will also show up on the Epic store, because why not?
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:37
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:37
 
Fion wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 13:03:
CD Project Red is part of the same company that runs GOG.com, so it's there that it'll have the best price.

Best price, but probably not the best deal. If you like mods, you're still better off going Steam since that's where most of the modding is done.

Only alternative is to cross your fingers that it'll get posted somewhere else like nexusmods or something.
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:40
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based Projekt RED
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:49
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 14:35:
Yeah, they get to keep 100% of the GoG 30% cut, but I'm sure they'll throw it on Steam as well just for the extra eyeballs. I suspect it will also show up on the Epic store, because why not?

Yeppers. And Origin, too, of course.
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:49
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:49
 Rilcon
 
Who could possibly be stupid enough to think they would ever contemplate that?

"Yes, we're going to be exclusive to another store and not sell it on the store we ourselves own and operate."

Jesus.
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Feb 10, 2019, 14:53
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Make gaming great again.
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Rilcon wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 14:49:
Who could possibly be stupid enough to think they would ever contemplate that?
You must be new to this thing called the internet. Wink
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Feb 10, 2019, 15:26
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 14:00:
Where was the ghashing of teeth when Metro Exodus was exclusively on Steam.
Oh wait, there was none. Wink
A lot of games are on just Steam, it's been around the longest (average of a decade longer than others) and has the biggest audience. It's completely different than breaking a deal, two weeks before release, obviously. I sure hope deepsilver and -4agames are paying by the word for all this RedEye9 lovin. I figure your gonna be rich after this uproar is over in about 3 months! Giggle

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Feb 10, 2019, 15:30
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Acleacius wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 15:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 14:00:
Where was the ghashing of teeth when Metro Exodus was exclusively on Steam.
Oh wait, there was none. Wink
A lot of games are on just Steam, it's been around the longest (average of a decade longer than others) and has the biggest audience. It's completely different than breaking a deal, two weeks before release, obviously. I sure hope deepsilver and -4agames are paying by the word for all this RedEye9 lovin. I figure your gonna be rich after this uproar is over in about 3 months! Giggle

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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Punks Epic Exclusivity
Feb 10, 2019, 15:38
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How is this even news?

"Developer that already operates their own games store not making their game exclusive on a competitor's store."

If this is at the top it must be a mighty slow news day.
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Feb 10, 2019, 15:39
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Rilcon wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 14:49:
Who could possibly be stupid enough to think they would ever contemplate that?

Someone who is unaware they are owned by the same company? Not everyone watches the industry as closely as we do here.
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Feb 10, 2019, 15:45
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Feb 10, 2019, 16:13
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Unless it's on Steam these days there's a good chance I won't even know about it and an even better chance I won't care.

Fortnite was one of the few titles that I got on another platform since it had high visibility and my nephew wanted me to get it, and of course, since it was free.

Unless it's a gift, I really have no desire to bring another sell platform into it, primarly because of the Steam sales that I'm more than willing to wait for.
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Feb 10, 2019, 19:26
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2019, 15:39:
Someone who is unaware they are owned by the same company? Not everyone watches the industry as closely as we do here.

I bet that someone doesn't care that much about store exclusives.
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Feb 10, 2019, 19:27
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