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Shenmue III to "Assess" EGS Exclusivity

Kickstarter update from Ys Net, Epic Games and Deep Silver follows up to the recent news that Shenmue III will be a one-year exclusive on the Epic Games Store (thanks Eurogamer). This caused considerable backlash fuelled by previous indications there will be a Steam version of the action/adventure sequel. In a post made during E3 they acknowledge the outcry and while they don't actually say anything will change, they do say they would "assess the situation" once they were back from the show:

We want to make sure that the Backers are aware that we are listening to their concerns. We kindly ask all our fans to have some patience, we are currently at E3 demoing the game and need to get back to our respective offices to assess the situation and together find a way forward to justify the trust you placed in us.

24. Re: Shenmue III to Jun 19, 2019, 01:30 Kxmode
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2019, 10:36:
It's even better than this, they sold exclusive first play rights to Backers ($100+) in the actual pledge, and showcased a playable version on E3 that they didn't give to Backers. So they didn't just renege on the deal, they fucked their backers over hard on that point.

This isn't so much amnesia as it is malicious asshattery as it would have cost them nothing to give backers the E3 demo.

I am honestly baffled they thought this would go over well. Their pledges are pretty funny reads when you consider Deepsilver already put to the wall that there will not be a physical PC DVD version because this violates the EPIC deal. LMAO

Except you miss the part on the active Kickstarter campaign where they listed, in bold, "Windows PC Physical Copy. Windows PC Digital Copy." They never explicitly said "Steam" as the platform. People assumed "Windows PC Digital Copy" meant Steam because Steam was the only non-publisher digital platform at the time.

However, Ys Net did not keep backers informed about what they were doing. In the end, the fault is squarely on Ys.
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