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The First Epic Games Store Exclusives Are Coming to an End

By Alistair Jones on at

The Epic Games Store launched just over a year ago, bringing forth a challenger to Steam’s revenue split and a host of fan backlash. Much of that backlash came from the store’s handling of exclusive releases, most notably Metro Exodus and The Division 2. Over the next few months, however, the store’s first few exclusives will finally make their way to other platforms.

December 9 saw Ashen, an indie soulslike, head to Steam and GOG alongside its DLC. Today, both Hello Neighbour: Hide and Seek and Hades, the mythological roguelike from Bastion and Transistor developers Supergiant, head to Valve’s platform.

Those early exclusives were largely well-received, but the beginning of next year is likely to bring some much bigger games to new stores. Metro, The Division, and Borderlands games will all see their exclusivity windows come to an end during the first three months of 2020, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of community they find for themselves on new platforms.