Epic continues to drive consumers.
By Joseph Knoop
The developers of Shenmue 3, Ys Net and Epic, have promised to "evaluate the situation" regarding the exclusive agreement of the one-year game with Epic Games Store, following the fans of the series, according to PC Gamer.
Last week, Ys Net said that the highly anticipated Shenmue 3 will be a timed exclusivity with Epic Games Store for a year. At the moment, Shenmue 3 is still available for the Steam Wish List and updates on its Kickstarter page have mentioned a version of Steam.
In an update released on June 14 on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page, Ys Net, Deep Silver and Epic made a joint statement that, while a little vague, implied that every company would consider the concerns of the fans.
"We want to make sure the Backers are aware that we are listening to their concerns," the statement said. "We are asking all of our fans to be patient, we are currently at E3 demonstrating the game and we have to go back to our respective offices to assess the situation and find together the way to the game. to advance to justify the trust you have given us. "
Neither the parties involved nor any part of the statement has implied that they would return to Epic's one-year exclusivity, but this shows that they are aware of fans' concerns. Some players have already started asking for refunds, according to PC Gamer.
This is not the first time fans of a games franchise have expressed anger at the decision to sell the title on Epic Games Store. Metro Exodus, among others, experienced a similar reaction and confusion about the status of Steam pre-orders.
Joseph Knoop is a writer and producer for IGN. He promises to remain exclusive only on your heart on Twitter @JosephKnoop.