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No First Run tag either. Guessing Epic opened their wallets for this one (and probably Assassin's Creed Red as well).
meh more ubisoft shite (honestly can't recall last time I bought a game from them)

don't they still have an exclusive deal together? or did that expire?
 
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meh more ubisoft shite (honestly can't recall last time I bought a game from them)

don't they still have an exclusive deal together? or did that expire?
It's unknown. I would assume that they had a long term contract that ran out some time last year, hence Avatar being in the First Run program. The exclusivity contract may have been renewed, but there might not be a blanket agreement for all future Ubi games either as it is rumored there is a Prince of Persria roguelike being revealed tomorrow that's launching in Steam early access first.
 
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No First Run tag either. Guessing Epic opened their wallets for this one (and probably Assassin's Creed Red as well).
Or they just couldn't care less given the amount of purchases Avatar got. Cause' Epic ain't paying anything, that's for sure.

As for red, yes, Ubisoft is the only company that keeps doing this fiest EGS, then Steam strategy, so you can bet all their games will be timed (6-12 months)
 

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so funny to see now .... how all the game reveal streams dont show EGS logos nowadays when Timmy stopped paying :face-savouring-delicious-food:

just look at yesterdays iii-initiative

in the whole stream i saw EGS logo twice .... one is the ages ago announced 33 people coop thing and the other was Dankest Coachride udpate

Then there is the official newspost https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/news/the-triple-i-showcase-announcements-trailers-news-betas

Nothing new that was announced there is mentioned in the blogpost... only 5 "updates" :face-with-tears-of-joy:
 
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No First Run tag either. Guessing Epic opened their wallets for this one (and probably Assassin's Creed Red as well).
First Run tag got applied today, so, easy to say EGS worker got the day off hehe

Either way, I believe from now on there's a high chance of Ubisoft games being 6 months exclusive.
 

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Good catch. We'll see what Ubi's plans are with Avatar. If they put it on Steam in June then yeah they're going to be 6 month exclusives from here on out.
 

Mor

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Good catch. We'll see what Ubi's plans are with Avatar. If they put it on Steam in June then yeah they're going to be 6 month exclusives from here on out.
As a matter of fact, if they announce Mirage for May this month, then the 6 month rule will be applied because Settlers was 12 months but Motorfest was 6.
 
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What Epic wants from Google:
  • No more telling carriers and phone makers where they can’t (or must) put app stores on their phones
  • No more sharing Google Play revenues with carriers or phone makers
  • No more agreements with terms that might disincentivize other companies from carrying competing app stores
  • No more Android app exclusivity deals or most-favored-nation clauses that require devs to offer the same prices, release dates, and content on Google Play as other platforms
  • Downloading apps from third-party stores needs to be as easy as downloading from Google Play with no additional steps, warnings, or friction save a single tap to sideload them — but Google can block malware and apps that haven’t been notarized
  • Equal access to Android APIs for all developers, no tying them to Google Play Store
  • No tying access to other Google products and services to use of Google Play
  • Google to allow third-party app stores access to Google Play’s catalog of apps for six years and let users make those third-party app stores perform their app updates
  • Google to allow third-party app stores into Google Play for six years, with no fees
  • No more anti-steering restrictions or incentives whatsoever; app developers would be free to tell users how to pay elsewhere, for less, without paying Google more than Google itself pays to handle an app transaction
  • No more forcing developers to use Google Play Billing, or “User Choice Billing,” instead free rein to use alternative payment solutions
  • No discrimination or retaliation against any app or developer for choosing to use alternative billing systems
  • Google to create a compliance committee with at least three members of the company’s board of directors who are not and were not Google employees, with a compliance officer who’d tell the court every year if Google’s complying with the injunction
 

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Soon after this conversation with Corazza at GDC last month, Eurogamer also spoke with Epic Games' executive vice president Saxs Persson, who looks after Fortnite's various UGC initiatives such as Lego Fortnite, Unreal Editor For Fortnite (UEFN), and Fortnite Creators. Persson spoke openly about the "gatekeeping" he felt was "at the heart of why the industry is in a rut", but he also spoke a little about Epic's policy when it comes to publishing and monetising the creations of children.

"We are 18-plus," he emphasised. But what does Epic think about monetising under-18s' creations, and paying out to creators? "Well, in regions where it is permissible, yes we should lower that age. But we started at something that is like, unilaterally: this is professional labour. People have signed up for professional payments.

"There's a lot of things to really think deeply about," Persson continued, "like how you want to fund this ecosystem of creators, and how you make creativity available to all. It's a goal of ours, obviously. There's a lot of Lego creators that want to still express themselves, [who] can't right now because of how these rules work, and we should work to mindfully change that, where we can. But right now we're 18-plus."
Not wanting to be outdone by Roblox's child labor, Epic wants to exploit eventually allow creative underage users to make money from their completely ethical platform.
 

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"What the Golf?" was a one year exclusive on EGS and it has supposedly not had an update since the Steam version was released. The Steam version has had several updates that has added a lot of content.
Epic deserves nothing more than that, but I am assuming that a few actual humans did buy the game on EGS and for those customers, abandoning the game is a very shitty move. The developers should support all versions.
 

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Epic deserves nothing more than that, but I am assuming that a few actual humans did buy the game on EGS and for those customers, abandoning the game is a very shitty move. The developers should support all versions.
I think It was Mike Rose (of No more robots) that said that in some games the effort of updating a non steam version had a higher cost than the money they got.
 
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Im just here telling everyone to buy What the Golf on Steam. Super fun game, love it. What the Car is one of my most anticipated releases.

It is a comedy game, so you must be into that.



And today I saw those 3 new cheevos I need to get.

Worst thing about What the Car is that it doesn't release tommorrow.
 
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