PC Shenmue III an Epic Games Store Exclusive

A Kickstarter update for Shenmue III reveals the PC edition of the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive (thanks Devinoch). There is backlash to this news in the comments, as the crowdfunding campaign for the action/adventure sequel previously promised a Steam key to backers, which goes unaddressed by the new update, which is reproduced below:
We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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