Oddworld: Soulstorm is an exclusive Epic Games Store on PC, with Lorne Lanning explaining the reasons for this choice made by the team quite clearly.
Also Oddworld: Soulstorm will be an exclusive Epic Games Store on PC , as reported by Lorne Lanning, author of the series, with a rather explanatory message on the reasons for this choice.
Probably foreseeing the inevitable controversy that such a choice unleashes in the community, Lanning explained in a precise and sincere way the reason for bringing Oddworld: Soulstorm on Epic Games Store exclusively in the PC version: the new chapter of the series was self-financed100% from the development team and for the completion of the project, which turned out to be wider than what was initially proposed having been further improved, some additional “financial assistance” was needed.
Epic Games Store has provided additional funds for the development of Oddworld Soulstorm in exchange for the exclusive on the PC version, essentially. Considering the self-financing scheme, in this case there does not seem to be any conflict of interest or economic management of the project in such a solution, although obviously there are also the critical elements arising from the characteristics of the store in question and, ideologically, from this particular management of exclusives in the PC field by Epic Games.
Oddworld Soulstorm does not have a release date yet but is expected for 2020 at the same time on PC and console.
A message from Lorne: pic.twitter.com/uAvS53i156
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