Shenmue III E3 2019 trailer and Epic Games Store exclusivity

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    A new trailer for Shenmue III has dropped during the E3 PC Gaming Show. The trailer showcases some story scenes and new characters in all their goofy Dreamcast-era glory.

    Also, confirmed via a Kickstarter update - Shenmue III is now exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. This exclusivity was apparently chosen as Epic have been an important partner in the development of Shenmue III in helping with supporting development via the Unreal Engine.

    This change in distribution platform makes it unclear what options will be given to those that backed the campaign for a Steam digital/physical copy, but the new exclusivity deal likely means a Steam version is off the cards for now. Perhaps the deal is time limited but we'll have to wait for Deep Silver, the publisher, to clarify.

    The Kickstarter update (link below) is currently being bombarded with comments from angry backers who are either demanding a Steam key or a complete refund. It's going to be interesting to see how Deep Silver and Ys Net handle this PR nightmare.

    It has been and continues to be a bumpy ride for Shenmue fans but at least the game is nearing completion and is due to release on both PS4 and PC (via EGS) on 19th November 2019.

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  1. Issac

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    Wait what? EGS exclusivity? For a fucking fan backed game? Sheesh.
     
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  3. DANTENDO

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    Great trailer says Jackie chan
     
  4. KingVamp

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    :rofl2:

    I guess that's their answer to releasing around Death Stranding, Epic money.
     
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    Epic trying to kill kickstarters now as well. 2nd game with the bait and switch, back the game for a steam key, then switch to epic. Keep doing it and people will stop backing stuff.

    Wonder if the Epic moneyhat will cover all the refunds.
     
  6. Izual Urashima

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    I expect some people to ask for a refund, if only because of EGS' move.

    The backlash will be huge.
     
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    If every backers were to ask for a refund, will Shenmue 3 never release?
     
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    The comments section of the KS update is being hammered by angry backers. I've updated the news to reflect this. It's going to be a PR nightmare for them. Rightfully so to be honest. You can't just bait and switch people like that.
     
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    These greedy cunts can go fuck themselves. Do they not realize EGS is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with gaming right now? Whatever, I'm sure this'll be a PR shitstorm and thousands will demands refunds. Either way, unless EGS dies soon I can't see myself taking this BS much longer.

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    Good. Fuck em.

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    This guy knows his priorities
     

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    TF Epic, one thing is to claim exclusivity with company games with a budget that has nothing to do with the final user, but taking it from a game that was backed up for a steam release? Well, prepare for the enraged refund wave.
     
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    looks like a ps2 game
     
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    definitely pirating this than. fuck epic!
     
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    Wow.. and I backed that piece of poop.
     
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    Valve stans defending a pos company that has not released a game since hl2e2
     
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    Valve has released at least ten games after HL2E2.
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    I went from not really interested to definitely not interested.
     
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    And I'm sure it has nothing to do with:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, this is really messed up. Not just the exclusivity, but how it happened, but it is pretty funny to see PC suffering from exclusivity right around the same time that consoles seem to be seeing less.
     
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