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Ghost Recon Breakpoint an Epic Games Store Exclusive

The Epic Games Store now offers preorders of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft's just-announced military shooter sequel. This reveals an increasing familiar scenario where the game will be exclusive to Epic's store and Uplay. PCGamesN has a confirmation of this from Ubisoft, noting it isn't a huge surprise following how Ubisoft stopped selling Anno 1800 and The Division 2 on Steam to make both games EGS exclusives. The standard edition of Breakpoint is listed at $59.99 USD, so consumers are yet to see any trickle down benefit from the discounted royalty structure that's behind such exclusives.
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49. Re: Ghost Recon Breakpoint an Epic Games Store Exclusive May 13, 2019, 16:03  Kxmode 
 
chickenboo wrote on May 13, 2019, 15:42:
I don't want a portion of the payment for the game I buy going to Epic and EGS. I'd sooner buy it directly from UPlay, which may be their side-goal. I'd still prefer to have a Steam key or a GOG key.

Maybe I am a bit of the 'Steam KoolAid sipper' in that I prefer their platform for reasons beyond loving my Steam Controller and Steam Link and my library of games on their service. I guess I have a soft spot for Valve and have enjoyed watching the platform progress and improve. Sure, I hated it at first same as everyone else. Invasion of privacy, forced to online-check my key over and over again, etc. Now I like Steam and Valve cause I have a bit of an emotional attachment to their service, and I'm not ready to switch to EGS because they offered a cool two million bucks to a publisher for exclusive sales rights. The whole idea though is to strengthen the EGS brand and store and Epic's approach so far is simply lock as many titles to their service as they can. This isn't competitive for consumers, it's competitive for publishers. EGS knows it can't compete with Steam without using exclusivity, and it's really lame that it's come to this.

So yeah I'm feeling a little petty and I won't be buying games from Epic or EGS even when it's a game I kinda want. I refuse to reward their exclusive contracts with my wallet to get access to a title, that's simply approving of their approach and I won't do it. Heck I haven't even visited their website or store a single time yet - no reason to!

Agreed.

Beyond that I think it's more about not strong-arming consumers into buying on an inferior platform because that's the only place to buy the game. At least that's how exclusivity works today for third-party publishers like Deep Silver who don't have a platform of their own. For publishers with established platforms like GOG Galaxy, UPlay, Battle.net, and Origin with YEARS of continuous improvements they are superior platforms. In other words, if games are going to fragment, would rather they do so on platforms that are better than EGS. Today Epic Games Store is woefully out of sync with the standards established by today's platforms. Until they get their trash up to standards, Epic is in NO position to make anything exclusive to their platform regardless of how much money they have from Fortnite. Third-party publishers need to think about that fact before they go exclusive seriously. I'm not buying any games on Epic's "broken" platform until it is on par with the established ones. And even when that happens, I likely won't do it because of the anti-consumer crap to astroturf their customer base.
 
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>> 49. May 13, 16:03  Re: Ghost Recon Breakpoint an Epic Games Store Exclusive  Kxmode