I think the figure is based on their previous kickstarter/patreon income being approx $2 million, and the dev saying that thanks to the Epic deal, they could give all that back and "still be in the black." Of course, he could have been mistaken/misremembering how much money they'd actually collected.
Yeah, if I were a backer, I would be pissed by this. Financially, I get it. $2 million is a lot of money but saying "If we had to refund 100% of currently pre-orders, we'd still be in the black" is basically saying "Fuck you, we're making money without you. But hey, thanks for helping us make the game!"
I think I've posted this somewhere else, but, I don't even like having to run steam. I'll put up with it because it's got the majority of games I want. But all the others - Origin, Uplay, Battle.net, even GOG galaxy and ESPECIALLY "harvest your data and send it to tencent" Epic can GTFO. I'm sick and tired of having to run programs to run my programs. If a pc dev wants my money, they best be selling on steam. 70% of some of my money will get them more than 85% of me pirating. I might buy something off discord, though, seeing as how I'm already running it anyway for voice comms.
There's no such thing as a "steam exclusive." Valve doesn't require exclusivity. The last thing PC gaming needs is console-style exclusivity wars.
And at least steam has things like a functioning friends list and multiplayer API that makes joining friends playing a game easy as two clicks. Epic doesn't have that.
And if you think refunds on steam are a hassle, wait til you get a load of Epic.
(This was just announced today at their big event shindig)
I’m with Gas in that I don’t know if what the world really needs is more gaming platforms. We’ll see what happens.
You know what we need now? We need someone to mock up some battle royale-style parody game footage where the combatants are all the different game services...Stame, Epoch, Erigen, GiG, Blozzard, etc. But who would distribute it? Hmm...
I wonder how this'll work in terms of story though. I guess the "fallen heroes" part of the title refers to the resurrection of some of the Godwoken, because it's inevitable that some of them would have died in D:OS2?
Also, it looks like the same engine, with even some locations in the trailer looking suspiciously like areas visited in D:OS2. I don't mind, really, because it probably means the game won't be much more taxing than D:OS2, and being able to revisit some of the areas from the previous game sounds interesting.
Finally, please let Lohse sing again. Pretty please.
-Published by Bamco
-Fully open world
-A bunch of kingdoms you can go to in any order.
-Get abilities from killing leaders of these kingdoms.
-Might be announced at e3.
-George RR Martin is one of the lead writers
So if Shovel Knight was basically Mega Man plus Castlevania with a smidge of Duck Tales, this one kinda looks like Ninja Gaiden plus.... I dunno, Kabuki Quantum Fighter with a dash of Life Force? Looks like it could be pretty cooOHMYGODISTHATAREDHEADNINJAWAIFU I'm sold.