Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
IT | By Jonathon Greene

The Epic Games Store’s Mega Sale Isn’t Going Totally Smoothly

The Epic Games Store’s Mega Sale Isn’t Going Totally Smoothly

For example, Borderlands 3 is up for pre-order, so does not have any publisher discount, but still benefits from the $10 Epic discount.

Yesterday, Epic Games took a break from throwing cash directly at publishers in order to drum up some goodwill with PC gamers with a "mega sale". To claim Epic's game giveaways, all you need is a free Epic account. The store is promoting discounts of up to 75% for selected titles.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 received discounts up to 70% off in certain countries.

The game pulls together 80s retro nostalgia, innovative and experimental genre-defying gameplay, and tense, psychological horror to create one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play. The game is now listed at its original launch price, $19.99, and is on sale for $9.99 during the sale.

This past week many reports from users have discovered that games previously available on the store have either been removed from sale or removed from the platform entirely.

Boivin further speculated that the issue could be linked to Epic store not having a shopping cart feature.

And there have been unfortunate cases where due to regional price differences, a U.S. game might have been discounted, but the United Kingdom spin wasn't, again causing some animosity amongst potential buyers. "We had meant to raise the retail price of the game soon, but made the decision rashly as part of the sale-we didn't provide advance notice to our customers, despite previously stating we would do so".

Epic discounted every game on the storefront. In other words, you will only see that discounted price when you click through to the actual game. I'd guess thatit has to do with devaluing games (or the perception of them being devalued) before they're out. Some of the store's biggest exclusive games have been pulled including Borderlands 3 and The Division 2. Having said that the library of titles available on the Epic Games Store isn't very big compared to more established places like Steam. If you preordered a game that cost $14.99 or above prior to today - and the game hasn't yet launched - you will also receive a $10 refund.

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