Hades’ Epic Games store price hike "stemmed from a miscommunication"

Hades’ Epic Games store price hike

On May 16, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Mega Sale with immediate effect: "Today, Epic Games is excited to announce the Epic Mega Sale, which runs in the Epic Games Store from May 16 to June 13".

The sequel to the now classic Troika game Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines is highly anticipated in RPG circles, and it's been one of the few titles that chose not be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store, and will also be available on Steam and GOG (which means DRM-free). The game's base price, however, was listed at $24.99, up from its original listing of $19.99. Klei Entertainment's Oxygen Not Included, which was also available for pre-order, vanished as well. The refund will also take into account the US$10 discount for applicable games. Paradox has pulled its game from Epic's Game Store for the duration of the sale. To get an idea of some of the discounts available as part of this sale, the upcoming John Wick Hex will cost only $7.99 instead of $19.99.

"If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision", the rep said. While the Steam Summer Sale isn't rumored to kick off until next month, your wallet can lighten itself a bit with the Epic Mega Sale, a massive sale on all the titles now available on the Epic Games Store. If you've purchased Vampire: "The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honour that price". Publisher Paradox Interactive, specifically, has pulled Vampires: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 since it didn't want to participate in the sale. During the sale, all games priced $14.99 and above are an additional $10 off, courtesy of Epic.

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The game's creative director, Justin Farren, left late previous year , so it's safe to say development has been struggling. Watch Dogs 3? Splinter Cell? Ubisoft hasn't really promoted it much since its reveal a couple years ago.

Of course, the value of a sale all comes down to what you, the consumer, are looking for.

Paradox Interactive echoed Epic in its own separate statement, but did not say exactly why the game was removed, rather than simply left at regular price. Not only that, but you don't have to do anything to get that benefit - the refund will come automatically via the same payment method you used sometime in the next seven to 12 days.

An Epic Games spokesperson confirmed that Paradox requested the game's removal. After all, it took Valve ages to get Steam sales right, and even then, Steam still regularly goes down at the outset of big seasonal dealstravaganzas. They will even bring Rocket League to the store as an exclusive game in the near future.

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