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Backers denied refunds over Shenmue III Epic Games Store exclusivity

Backers denied refunds over Shenmue III Epic Games Store exclusivity”

That means the crowdfunded sequel, which was originally unveiled as part of Sony's E3 press conference in 2015, won't be sold through Steam or any other PC-centric storefront.

Some of these are games that were newly announced during the show, such as Chivalry 2, while Shenmue 3 got a new trailer. Upon announcement, the Kickstarter page was immediately hit with a flood of complaints. Of course, the community reaction to Epic Games snatching up so many titles hasn't been wholly positive, so this news will dishearten many who were hoping to pick it up somewhere like Steam.

Some of these disgruntled backers have since requested refunds, on the grounds that they will not be receiving the product that they pre-purchased. He also revealed that the PC version of the game would be exclusive to Epic's Game Store. It's not as if the game isn't coming to PC at all; it'll just be available through a different launcher.

Shenmue 3, one of the most anticipated game franchise revivals of 2019, will launch first on Windows 10 PCs through the Epic Games Store.

"Development for Shenmue 3 has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent", the post reads.

While its developers never outright promised that the game would make its way to Steam, they did suggest as much.

Update: Commenters have kindly shown us screenshots of a recent Kickstarter survey that asked which version, Steam or PS4, of Shenmue 3 backers would like to receive.



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