"In January 2013, Deep Silver announced a special edition of their then-upcoming game Dead Island: Riptide, titled Zombie Bait Edition, which would include a statuette of a mutilated female torso in Europe and Australia. After strong criticism over the item, Deep Silver initially offered an apology, stating that they were "deeply sorry" and promising consumers that something like that would not happen again. However, when the game was released in April that year, the bust was still included, generating further backlash."
"In January 2019, Deep Silver partnered with Epic Games on a one-year exclusivity deal for the personal computer (PC) version of their upcoming game Metro Exodus on Epic's digital distribution storefront, the Epic Games Store. Through this deal, Metro Exodus was removed from Steam, another digital distribution storefront, where Deep Silver had been selling pre-orders for the game since August 2018. Additionally, the deal was made and announced less than three weeks prior to game's release, causing criticism and confusion among critics and fans of the Metro franchise. Valve, the company behind Steam, labeled the move as unfair to consumers, while fans review-bombed previous entries of the series on Steam."
"In June, Suzuki announced that the release date had been postponed again, to November 19 2019, and that the Windows version would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store; earlier updates had suggested that it would be available on Steam. This prompted a large backlash from backers who feel betrayed and scammed by having their platform of choice switched without prior knowledge."
It's clear now Deep Silver operates an unabashed shameful business.
Nobody should buy anything from them. Send a loud message as money appears to be the only thing they understand.
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