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Topic   Alan Wake 2 has no physical release

ued222
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25-May(#1)
I question this move. Remedy makes mostly AAA games and not releasing a AAA game on disc may become a trend in the future. I am sadly going to have boycott this game as I hope this doesn't become a trend in the future.

https://www.alanwake.com/story/alan-wake-2-faq/
Heavyd814life
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25-May(#2)
I’ll grab it once it hits $20. Can’t bring myself to spend more than that on a digital game. We are definitely in the minority, though. I don’t think most people care. I just don’t understand the point of skipping physical altogether. They could have done a limited release at least. It’s just a bummer, really.

Rollobobo
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25-May(#3)
I agree with you both. I have no interest in paying that much for a digital release. Usually $20 is my sweet spot for a bigger release or AAA title. Just put it on the back burner and wait for a sale at this point. Shame, because I really would have wanted to get that game physically.
Sun
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25-May(#4)
I'll be curious if another company like LRG would attempt to partner with Remedy on releasing a physical copy down the road.
sa330206
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25-May(#5)
Definite pass; I will boycott as well.
Yoshi
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25-May(#6)
Epic Games isn't getting a penny from me ever again after bringing console exclusivity bullcrap to PC, so I don't care if it's digital, physical, or ethereal.
benstylus
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25-May(#7)
Yoshi wrote:
> Epic Games isn't getting a penny from me ever again after bringing console exclusivity
> bullcrap to PC, so I don't care if it's digital, physical, or ethereal.

It's hard to blame epic for that, really.

Before they showed up, steam pretty much had exclusivity on thousands of games by default because they were THE store.

Now that there is competition, there will be some exclusives bought and paid for by the storefront to attract gamers. If epic hadn't done it, it would only have been a matter of time before steam did.


Yoshi
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25-May(#8)
benstylus wrote:
> Yoshi wrote:
>> Epic Games isn't getting a penny from me ever again after bringing console exclusivity
>> bullcrap to PC, so I don't care if it's digital, physical, or ethereal.
>
> It's hard to blame epic for that, really.
>
> Before they showed up, steam pretty much had exclusivity on thousands of games by
> default because they were THE store.
>
> Now that there is competition, there will be some exclusives bought and paid for
> by the storefront to attract gamers. If epic hadn't done it, it would only have
> been a matter of time before steam did.
>
>
>
It's not hard at all. Their store brings nothing to the customer. Valve and CD Projekt have done a lot of things they didn't have to do on Steam and GOG, respectively. Epic's store is a joke that would already have been taken down if not for its Chinese subsidizing.
ued222
Triple Gold Good Trader
25-May(#9)
Yoshi wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Yoshi wrote:
> |>> Epic Games isn't getting a penny from me ever again after bringing console exclusivity
> |>> bullcrap to PC, so I don't care if it's digital, physical, or ethereal.
>>
>> It's hard to blame epic for that, really.
>>
>> Before they showed up, steam pretty much had exclusivity on thousands of games
> by
>> default because they were THE store.
>>
>> Now that there is competition, there will be some exclusives bought and paid for
>> by the storefront to attract gamers. If epic hadn't done it, it would only have
>> been a matter of time before steam did.
>>
>>
>>
> It's not hard at all. Their store brings nothing to the customer. Valve and CD
> Projekt have done a lot of things they didn't have to do on Steam and GOG, respectively.
> Epic's store is a joke that would already have been taken down if not for its Chinese
> subsidizing.]

I thought Fortnite was bringing in Billions a year and was also funding this effort. Unreal engine as well.
EclipseLion
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-May(#10)
Vote with your wallet

DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
26-May(#11)
This super bums me out, as 'Alan Wake' is one of my favorite games and I bought the collectors edition for Xbox 360 back in the day. The reasoning is dumb. There's no way they're skipping physical to keep the price down. Epic wants their sales on their digital store first, then I'm sure they'll release a physical edition to get the rest of the sales from people that don't buy digital. I wanted to play this day one, so now I'll wait.

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
26-May(#12)
DCGX wrote:
> This super bums me out, as 'Alan Wake' is one of my favorite games and I bought the
> collectors edition for Xbox 360 back in the day. The reasoning is dumb. There's no
> way they're skipping physical to keep the price down. Epic wants their sales on their
> digital store first, then I'm sure they'll release a physical edition to get the
> rest of the sales from people that don't buy digital. I wanted to play this day one,
> so now I'll wait.
>
>

I don’t understand this. Physical sales still wouldn’t be on pc and would be only digital regardless. This does not effect the epic store because consoles don’t use the epic store
Yoshi
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
26-May(#13)
ued222 wrote:
> Yoshi wrote:
>> benstylus wrote:
> |>> Yoshi wrote:
>> |>> Epic Games isn't getting a penny from me ever again after bringing console
> exclusivity
>> |>> bullcrap to PC, so I don't care if it's digital, physical, or ethereal.
> |>>
> |>> It's hard to blame epic for that, really.
> |>>
> |>> Before they showed up, steam pretty much had exclusivity on thousands of games
>> by
> |>> default because they were THE store.
> |>>
> |>> Now that there is competition, there will be some exclusives bought and paid
> for
> |>> by the storefront to attract gamers. If epic hadn't done it, it would only have
> |>> been a matter of time before steam did.
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>> It's not hard at all. Their store brings nothing to the customer. Valve and
> CD
>> Projekt have done a lot of things they didn't have to do on Steam and GOG, respectively.
>> Epic's store is a joke that would already have been taken down if not for its
> Chinese
>> subsidizing.]
>
> I thought Fortnite was bringing in Billions a year and was also funding this effort.
> Unreal engine as well.

Those are certainly helping, but Tencent is a 40% owner, so their contributions are quite significant. The CCP has deep pockets.
DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
27-May(#14)
Shane12m wrote:
> DCGX wrote:
>> This super bums me out, as 'Alan Wake' is one of my favorite games and I bought
> the
>> collectors edition for Xbox 360 back in the day. The reasoning is dumb. There's
> no
>> way they're skipping physical to keep the price down. Epic wants their sales on
> their
>> digital store first, then I'm sure they'll release a physical edition to get the
>> rest of the sales from people that don't buy digital. I wanted to play this day
> one,
>> so now I'll wait.
>>
>>
>
> I don’t understand this. Physical sales still wouldn’t be on pc and would be
> only digital regardless. This does not effect the epic store because consoles don’t
> use the epic store

It's $10 less on the Epic store versus the console stores, $50 to $60. The whole thing doesn't make much sense.

Topic   Alan Wake 2 has no physical release