The Epic Games Sale is Hitting More Than A Few Problems

The Epic Games Sale is Hitting More Than A Few Problems

One of them also happens to still be in its pre-order phase, but its publisher has said that it will be back on the Epic Games Store soon, with no indication as to when that will be.

Epic's Mega Sale, which offers a reduced price for every game now available on the platform, also includes an additional $10 discount for games prices $14.99 and over, covered by Epic itself. Games like the freshly announced John Wick Hex, Borderlands 3, and Hades are up for grabs with hefty discounts in tow.

I can't fault Epic for wanting to jump into the digital distribution game, but the whole situation with its first sale really shines a light on how ill-equipped the company is for running a storefront. Not only that, but Ubisoft's games are nowhere to be found (this is mainly due to some issue with the interaction between the Epic Games Store and Uplay, however it's worth pointing out that the games are no longer available on Epic's store).

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"If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision". I can only presume that Epic Games (not having the deepest gaming well to draw from) just chose to put this discount en-masse. "Also, for every game purchase over $14.99, Epic Games is providing an additional $10 off to players at no cost to the publisher or developer".

Have you picked up any bargains in the Epic Games store's Mega Sale? "If players have purchased either during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honor that price". They also stressed that the game will return to the store soon, presumably after the sale has ended on 13 June (before the Steam sale begins). Klei Entertainment's Oxygen Not Included, which was also available for pre-order, vanished as well. Originally listed at a sale price of $6.99, the developer quietly raised the price of the game to $24.99 and altered the sale price to be $14.99.

If the discount didn't actually impact game sales revenue, then why did so many publishers pull out? For more information on the Epic Games Store, and its Mega Sale, head to its website.

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