Epic Games Store exclusive deals will not slow down over the next 2 years

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 1:00 PM
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The Epic Games Store, while not having the best of reputations among PC gamers so far, did really well in 2020. Although this was mostly in part to their free games every week as well as major store discounts and free coupons, it was also largely due to the many exclusive titles that came out, whether timed or not.

Major titles such as Borderlands 3, Metro: Exodus, Control, The Outer Worlds, and more recently, Hades have all seen timed exclusive deals on the Epic Store, and looking at the numbers you’d be forgiven in thinking that Epic is slowing down on the exclusivity deals. But it seems like that will definitely not be the case.

When asked about the store’s strategy for exclusives in the future, a representative for Epic Games said: “we have more exclusives coming in the next two years than we have published to date.

So get ready for even more exclusive titles on the Epic Games Store, as the company is showing no signs of slowing down on their strategy.

More interesting however, is the prospect on what that means for new and unannounced games. Considering there are roughly 115 games that have been released so far either as a full or timed exclusive on the EGS, and around 21 unreleased games that we know will be exclusives to the store, that suggests there’s at least another 95 games that have not yet been announced.

That’s not necessarily news considering games are always in development, and I’m sure 100x that many games are currently being worked on, but it’s still exciting nonetheless when you look at the numbers at least.

What do you think? How do you feel about the Epic Games Store in 2021? How do you feel about even more EGS exclusives coming? And how do you feel about timed exclusives on there? Let us know!

How do you feel about timed exclusives on the EGS?

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I do not mind it as long as it helps smaller or indie developers or the ones who want to self-publish like IO Interactive or even help developers like Remedy break free from 505 games but companies like Gearbox and 2K taking Epic money just feels wrong.

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15:40 Feb-08-2021

Well at least they are sticking with their plan unlike google stadia

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15:12 Feb-08-2021

So many exclusives and I have not bought anything from them so far.
The sad part is, I don’t think most people have an unreasonable loyalty for Steam, it’s just simply the best store around.
You want to win over customers? Offer them a better alternative then, don’t try to force them to your side.
Over the years I’ve preferred GOG over Steam on any game that’s available in both, better prices and DRM-free work great to sway over people, not keeping games ransom.

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15:16 Feb-08-2021

Yeah, I feel like Hitman 3 is being kept at ransom... I have the entire Hitman franchise on Steam and I've not spent a penny on EGS. It just doesn't make sense for me to buy 1 game there, when the rest of its family is elsewhere.

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14:25 Feb-08-2021

Cool, so more games that will basically come out 1 year later. Not too bad then, by the time they hit Steam - they will be patched out and in better shape. EGS = beta testing?

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13:50 Feb-08-2021

I got Metro Exodus on Steam later and Hitman 3 "alternatively". I don't mind, it's not like there's no alternatives to that company's launcher.

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13:20 Feb-08-2021

I do not mind it as long as it helps smaller or indie developers or the ones who want to self-publish like IO Interactive or even help developers like Remedy break free from 505 games but companies like Gearbox and 2K taking Epic money just feels wrong.

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