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E3 2019 - new EGSclusives
  • prudis

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    soo after the nights announcments the E3 new eggscloosie list looks like this:

    • Atomicorps
    • Autochess
    • The Sojourn
    • Castlestorm II
    • Falcon Age
    • Griftlands (alpha) - Early Access simultaneous
    • Chivalry II
    • Phantom brigade (Early access) - v1.0 simultaneous
    • Shenmue III
    • Untitled Goose Game
    • WHAT THE GOLF? - backers get steamkey simultaneously
    • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
     
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    Mor's egsclusivity spreadsheet
  • Mor

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    Hello, I don't participate in here because, you know, I don't like or care about EGS or any debacle that comes after each announcement but as the creator of the spreadsheet I think it will be, once again, a helpful tool for those that want to wait until the games appear on other storefronts (Steam, GOG, Kartbridge, whatever...)

    Ok, so, what's the spreadsheet? when the Store announced at TGA the first wave of exclusives I thought "hey, wouldn't be great to recompile all the announcements and see the status of each one?" as a personal project for fun because I love excel but slowly people were concerned about the status of every game, "is it timed or permanent?" "how long?" and all that and because media didn't say this information I thought it would be great to share it from time to time for a few people, and so I did, the document has been evolving non-stop to make it more dynamic and to enjoy it more while making it.

    EGS deals excel.

    So, in case you don't want to watch the document, as for right now:
    1. 45% of games are timed exclusives, 39% are no exclusives at all and 16% are unknown (mostly because I couldn't find official sources with details)
    2. 37% of exclusives are for 12 months, 1% are 6 months, 39% are not exclusives of any kind and 23% are unknown (I couldn't find the detail about this)
    3. Most of the games already confirmed a release on different platforms once the deal is finished
    4. the first exclusive deal will end in 142 days.
    And that's it, you won't see me again here (probably) in a long time, but let me tell you something, the main thing here it's time and it's just a matter of time that things expand, I know some deals will affect you directly and that will make you angry but let's be honest, we all have tons and tons of games, just by looking at that document you will see that it's impossible to buy everything at day one, so, if you are not supporting EGS (I'm not for my own very reasons) just remember that the pattern is 12 months and even the most unbelievable game is going to expand in the future. and if you don't want to support the devs because they decided to take this deals, it's alright and that's up to you, but remember that it's all time.

    BTW, in case you wonder, the games that affected me are Control and Tetris Effect, and the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the waiting one more year because there is too much content coming out at the same time or making each month packed as heck, but hey, it's just my opinion, don't let this thing make you angry or sad, it's just games

    Have all of you an amazing day,
     
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  • morningbus

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    What I'm not convinced of is if the developers and publishers fully realize how taking the Epic deal taints the eventual Steam release.

    In most cases, you'll be launching a year later and would be crazy to launch at full price. You may have also killed interest in your game as a year is just too long to wait and people will have moved in.

    Fully expect PC Gamer to run articles about how all these games end up with terrible Steam launch numbers and watch them pivot to saying the Epic deal was justified. The PR spin on this will always be on Sweeney's side.

    For real, bookmark this post and come back a week after Metro launches on Steam. I'll gladly accept my insider-exclusive verified check mark.
     
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    I've been reading this thread for a few days now trying to put my thoughts into words, so excuse me if this comes out as a rambling mess.

    I have been around GAF and it's ilk for a long time. I lurked Gaming-Age when it started in '99. I seen some shit over the years. I read/joined/lurked just about every offshoot of that community (The Bore, Opa-Ages, etc) and survived all the moves and database loses GAF had in it's infancy. I'm also not the most prolific poster, so I've gone under the radar for my entire "forum career". I remember when NeoGAF was hell for Nintendo fans (the MAF and Drinky Crow days for those that also remember) to the dramatic tonal shift of Off-Topic and subsequent silencing and banning of the Republican posters. And I was there for the downfall of Tyler and the mass migration of the community to ResetERA.

    The family of forums we have come to call home is console-centric. They also love system warring and schadenfreude. Most of those posters rallying around EGS don't even own a PC, nor purchase games from digital storefronts. They hate Steam because Steam reignited the PC marketplace. Steam took their precious exclusives and bullet-points and gasp made them available to people that didn't buy their closed box of choice. We aren't a part of their "team" so they took offense to that. EGS pulling this shit is their way of getting one over on PC gamers. And any controversy (like Ooblets) lets them troll openly without the fear of punishment.

    I've been PC gaming for a long time (1992). Just like GAF, I've seen trends come and go. I watched our market almost kill itself over piracy and chasing that elusive MMO buck. I've also watched Steam prove that piracy truly is a service issue. I've witnessed the rebirth of PC gaming and even the unthinkable become commonplace, Japanese developer support. Never in my wildest dreams since I played the original Wolfenstein would I ever imaged playing some of the biggest and smallest JRPGs on my platform of choice.

    I guess the jist of my ramblings is this. Don't worry about what idiots like Nathan Grayson are pushing. He's just preaching to the choir. He, PC Gamer or any other host of hot take garbage aren't swaying any minds. The people rallying around those hit pieces are people already either not buying games on Steam, or aren't even PC gamers to begin with and just have an axe to grind because "system wars".
     
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    Hello I am the developer of PlayTracker and I just got here and I see some confusion regarding our numbers on Insight so I'd like to clarify.

    We get all our numbers through user sampling. The platforms we gather info from are Steam, Playstation, Origin, and XBOX. XBOX also has an endpoint for all Windows games and we use that to estimate total PC sales, when calibrated with our more accurate Steam database. For EGS exclusives that means EGS numbers. For Red Dead in particular we could only report total PC sales and Steam sales, as seen in our graphic, and quoted the videogamebiz tweet for the EGS numbers they got from SuperData. We gave no idea how SuperData gets their numbers, but figured videogamebiz was legit enough to quote.

    I go into detail on our methods and the Windows data we recently made available via Insight here: https://playtracker.net/insight/about/

    I must emphasize that you need to be thorough when looking through our Windows platform figures as there are sometimes multiple entries for a single game.

    For platforms that aren't Steam we offer the popularity score for free so you can get an idea of how a game did. Precise estimates, like those we offer publicly for Steam games, are available to supporters via Patreon. I know that kind of sucks if you're just an enthusiast and like data, but we still offer far more than others for free, and just 20% of what SteamSpy makes on Patreon every month would be enough for me to quit my job and work only on the site and that's something I'd really like.
     
    Spring 2020 update
  • lashman

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    Hey folks,
    Spring just arrived, and there’s no better time to share what fresh new games are arriving on the Epic Games Store!
    Take a look at what’s coming next:


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    Diabotical
    A F2P fast-paced multiplayer Arena FPS set in a colorful robot universe. Create your own Eggbot and join the community in matches in 3 different game modes and 9 maps.

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    A Survival Horror Adventure: play as a cast of characters exploring an isolated village of ancient ritual – its labyrinthine roads will change each time you lose all your characters.

    Sludge Life
    SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it.

    Among Trees
    Build your cabin, explore the deep forests, and live peacefully among the trees in this beautiful survival simulator. You'll have to eat, sleep and stay warm to survive.

    Control - Expansion 1 - The Foundation - Launching March 26!
    Explore the roots of the Oldest House and discover strange secrets unknown even to the Bureau. The Foundation doors are open, but some things should remain buried.

    Samurai Shodown (Page Coming Soon!)
    Legendary warriors return to fight for the fate of the world! This brand new game features high-end visuals and gameplay, paired with faithfully reproduced mechanics and atmosphere to carry on the Samurai Shodown legacy.

    There’s plenty more to come this year on the Epic Games Store.

    What will you play next? Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on our social channels!
     
    2019/2020 EGS Wrap-up, analysis and personal opinion with own data
  • Mor

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    Well, I was planning to do this post in ten days given that it was when the first wave was announced and the spreadsheet was created, for those wondering this is a retrospective of how the EGS has been doing in both 2019 and 2020 and compare the performance between both years, why didn't I post this in 2019? because there was no A point to compare with, so this is the first analysis I will make.

    Before we start I want to say a few things.

    First of all, this is a completely not official piece of data, my spreadsheet is a manual process I have been doing week after week since December 2018, as so, it might lack some information or some numbers might not be entirely complete, for example, I know there are 2 free giveaway games that are not represented but I couldn't find which ones were those.

    Second thing, at a personal level I don't like EGS, that's not news but data is above my own biases, this is a completely objective analysis of the situation with numbers, not opinions, I don't care if you use the EGS, Steam, GOG or Stadia, please, do enjoy whatever platform you use and let people enjoy gaming the way they want.

    Third thing, this was something I said back in November and I want to see if I was more or less correct, you will be the one who decides how correct or mistaken I was.



    Fourth and last thing, this was announced just right now so I won't be able to modify the numbers but still, my bet is that they will announce around 8 games, 6 news and 2 already known (Hitman 3 most likely one of them) same as point 3, you will be the one who decides if I was wrong or right, ok?
    following the same pattern that followed at the E3, gamescom and spring reel.


    Now that being said, LET'S GET THIS ANALYSIS STARTED!!!!

    Galyokin shared this tweet about the status of the store this year and in addition to the past year's data.

    He says that they started with only 2 games, while technically true (Fortnite and another 1P games I can't remember) until December 18th, 2018, when the first wave was announced, the store itself started running in late December with 6 games released and 12 announced but still not available as you can see here (this is the first version of the spreadsheet dated as January 12, 2019; 24 games, not even a freebie yet)



    And he also says that right now the store has about 400 games, which is not entirely false but the number is around 350 games (344 games in my document but some are not listed) so I'm not going to say it's a lie, just a potential missed data point from my part as I might have missed some things.

    The actual state of the games are this:






    This way things might not be that cool, right? well, let's get some numbers.

    2019:
    87 non-exclusive games
    70 timed exclusives
    26 unknown games
    13 timed-unknown games

    186 games in total
    2020:
    208 non-exclusive games
    93 timed exclusives
    38 unknown games
    14 timed-unknown games

    344 games in total
    135 (all kinds of) exclusive games up to this day, 45 already released on Steam or...



    32,6% of all exclusives (including without dates and unknown) already released on Steam and/or GOG
    55,7% of timed exclusives with dates already released on Steam and/or GOG

    not bad, right?

    As you can see the numbers would indicate that in 2019, 109 exclusivity deals were signed/announced, while in 2020 only 36 exclusivity deals were signed/announced up to this day.

    However, the biggest change has been the more open approach of the store as the number that changes the most is the Non-exclusive entries, from 87 up to 208, which is really great to see, however, why did this number get such an increase? well, let's remember that freebies are still a thing, in 2019, until mid-year it was 1 freebie/2 weeks and then it switched to 2 freebies/2 weeks but a third change happened at the very end of the year (IIRC about October) that was 2 freebies/each week, this change has been stayed like that all the way until the end of 2020 (and there is no indication that this will change)

    Why so? probably because the biggest number of users that interact with the store each week are the ones that redeem those games as we have seen in multiple occasions, also, it's the only way of engagement within the social media each week, as there isn't a constant flow of games entering nor a flow of news, the freebies are the only way to stay afloat in terms of relevance each week against other competitors.

    Not only that but at the same time this strategy has been used in multiple occasions (the biggest one was GTA V and Total War Troy) as it's an easy number to sell to the media (remember the millions?) so yeah, this is one of the very few data points we have available to study the tendencies (and probably the main reason, alongside fortnite, of why they use users and not customers, as customers are only those who buy games on the store itself and probably the numbers are not the ones they expected, once again, MAYBE)

    So, what's the balance here?

    2020 has been a much slower year for the EGS compared to 2019, the number of deals announced has been highly reduced, their new strategy is to open the store more and, potentially, publish non-announced games (although this doesn't mean specifically EGS exclusive forever, this is something we must keep into consideration because there's still a lot to know about this)

    The number of timed exclusives AAA has been much lower too and it has been linked to the free giveaways much more than expected, which could mean a potential way of engagement with the media, social media and PR announcements.

    2021 might be different but I think the most likely approach here will be from the bigger teams a multi-store approach and from some known indies, maybe, accept the deal and then 12 months later release elsewhere.

    now AS A PERSONAL OPINION I think during the last few months (pretty much 2020 as a whole) I think the EGS has been kind of the "not secured products" store, let me explain myself, most of the deals have been for two kind of products, the first one targeted AAA/AA games that pretty much had a known name or already had certain expectations from the players (The Outer World, Borderlands, Control, etc...) and the second group is about those games that doesn't have any kind of potential expectations/more experimental and have behind them not so wealthy teams/known publishers like Devolver or Nacon.

    The first team was kind of a big deal in 2019 but decreased in 2020, however the second one was the predominant group in 2020 making this store an option for those teams who are not entirely sure about the reception of the products to get a day 1 pay-check for a timed exclusivity (like a safe-guard) to get revenue from day 1 and then having time to check if the game works or not for when it releases in a different store.

    And I think that's about it, sorry for all this text-wall, but I wanted to make this analysis, your interaction will be more than welcome and if you want to say something, ask something or just correct me somewhere, I will be more than glad answering you all, if anything I really hope you liked this analysis and probably will happen again in 2021, we will see if we are still alive haha. :cat-heart-blob::cat-heart-blob::cat-heart-blob:
     
    EGS Spring Showcase - Summary
  • prudis

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    so summary of whole thing
    • Binary Smoke - new game from ex-Bungue devs , Spring 2022 , EGS first ,other platfomrs planned
    • Kingdom Hearts series - 4 titles, 30 March, 2021 , debuts on PC via EGS
    • Godfall - Primal update out now
    • Rocket League - Lucky lanterns event starts today
    • Rogue Company - new map and new rogue reveal for spring, known scloosie
    • Core - Spring 2021, F2P roblox clone cretion tool, been in open alpha on its own site since July 2020
    • Dauntlesss - Reforged Hunting Grounds content update, known scloosie
    • CRSED: F.O.A.D. - F2P , now also on EGS
    • Fortnite - Predator in S5Ch2 Battlepass
    • Warframe - new Spring 2021 ontent lineup
    • Magic Legends - open beta March 23 ,known scloosie
    • World of Warships - soon on EGS
    • Chivalry II - releasing June 8 2021 with closed beta in march, known scloosie
    • Showrunner - Season 3 DLC launch trailer, known scloosie
    • Kings Bounty II - releasing August 24,2021 , multistore
    • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one - Gameplay teaser traier , multistore, full trailer in march
    • Oddworld: Soulstorm - new trailer , Spring 2021, known scloosie
    • Axiom Verge 2 - PC announcement , 2021 , coming to Steam eventualy
    underlined are new (timed) scloosies
     
    Launch EGS & Gamepass games through Steam UI
  • C-Dub

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    This may be of use to people who use Steam as their main client but claim a lot of the EGS freebies: steamsync

    The app lets you import your EGS games to Steam as non-Steam games automatically without having to manually use third party apps like OSOL. It doesn't do the full shebang yet (no metadata import for things like game covers and such) and only works for EGS (would be nice if it supported other clients like Amazon, Battle.net and so on) but I thought it might be useful for those of us who redeem the freebies or if someone caved on an exclusive here and there but still wants to launch their games through Steam.

    For people who use Game Pass, there's also UWPHook, that now also imports SteamGridDB assets so it really is a one-click solution for people to launch their WinStore and Game Pass games through Steam.

    I haven't needed an app like this in a long time as I use Playnite, but with Steam Big Picture's replacement on the horizon I figure some people (myself included) are considering going back to using Steam as their launcher. I hope we see more things like this that fill gaps in the Steam client that Valve refuse to do themselves.
     
    The EGS Summer Showcase 2022
  • prudis

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    so summary of EGS thing as i did last year
    so summary of whole thing
    • Binary Smoke - new game from ex-Bungue devs , Spring 2022 , EGS first ,other platfomrs planned
    • Kingdom Hearts series - 4 titles, 30 March, 2021 , debuts on PC via EGS
    • Godfall - Primal update out now
    • Rocket League - Lucky lanterns event starts today
    • Rogue Company - new map and new rogue reveal for spring, known scloosie
    • Core - Spring 2021, F2P roblox clone cretion tool, been in open alpha on its own site since July 2020
    • Dauntlesss - Reforged Hunting Grounds content update, known scloosie
    • CRSED: F.O.A.D. - F2P , now also on EGS
    • Fortnite - Predator in S5Ch2 Battlepass
    • Warframe - new Spring 2021 ontent lineup
    • Magic Legends - open beta March 23 ,known scloosie
    • World of Warships - soon on EGS
    • Chivalry II - releasing June 8 2021 with closed beta in march, known scloosie
    • Showrunner - Season 3 DLC launch trailer, known scloosie
    • Kings Bounty II - releasing August 24,2021 , multistore
    • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one - Gameplay teaser traier , multistore, full trailer in march
    • Oddworld: Soulstorm - new trailer , Spring 2021, known scloosie
    • Axiom Verge 2 - PC announcement , 2021 , coming to Steam eventualy
    underlined are new (timed) scloosies

    • The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria - new game from Spelldrifter devs (aka the dev that abandoned steam early access to chase Apple and then ESG exklusivities) ,Spring 2023 , scloosie status: EGSclusive at launch
    • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - Ectoplasm trailer, 2022 , coop by Illfonic , known scloosie
    • MEGA Sale 2022 advert + Maneater freebie trailer
    • PC Building Simulator 2 -open beta Now live ,known scloosie
    • Shoulders of Giants - quirky Risk of Rain 2 clone , Fall 2022, devs of some Switch/apple arcade retro platformer, scloosie status: "more platforms announcments in near future"
    • SIFU - Summer update coming August 2022
    • Tchia - Soul jumping trailer , early 2023 , known scloosie
    • Recent Epic Games Store Launches- "In case you missed it " showreel :
      • Salt and Sacrifice
      • The Evil Dead
      • Dying Light 2
      • Farming Simulator 2022
      • Genshin Impact
      • Lego SW Skywalker Saga
      • TW Warhammer 3
      • Ooblets - V1.0 coming Summer 2022
      • Galactic Civilization IV
      • Valorant
    • Goat Simulator 3 - gameplay trailer , Fall 2022 , scloosie status: "we aim to please"
    • Splitgate - Coming to EGS in Q3 2022 , already out on steam
    • Disney Speedstorm- close beta trailer , multistore
    • Gigabash - release date trailer (Aug 5) , multistore
    • Rawmen: Food Fighter Arena - Weekend beta trailer (July 1) , multistore
    • Rocket League - Season 7 trailer (June 15) !!!!!!!
    • Fall Guys - F2P Season 1 trailer (June 21)
    • Fortnite - FNCS Invitational - competitive in-person event in November
    • Epic Games Publishing sizzle reel:
      • Rumbleverse Battle Royale , 2022, known EGP
      • Touch Type Tale , 2022 , known EGP
      • PC Building Sim 2 , 2022 , known EGP
      • Going Medieval , early access, multistore
      • Alan Wake II , 2023 , known EGP
      • Kid A Mnesia exhibion , already released
      • Alan Wake Remastered - coming soon to Switch, already released
      • Untitled GenDesign title -SotC/Ico devs, TBA ,known EGP
      • Untitled PlayDead title - Limbo devs, TBA ,known EGP
      • Untitles EyesOur title - 9 inch nails x ex.SpecOpsLine, TBA ,known EGP
      • Untitled Spryfox title - cozygrove devs, TBA ,known EGP
    • Rogue Company - V1.0 launch trailer , multistore
    • Space Punks - open beta trailer , known scloosie
    • Saints Row - boss factory trailer (shown yesterday) , known scloosie
    underlined are new (timed) scloosies (couting goatsim3 aswell as it was revealed just yesteday)
     
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