The Outer Worlds will be an Epic Store/Windows Store exclusive on PC.

The Outer Worlds will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store and Windows Store for PC

Obsidian Entertainment has announced that their new upcoming project The Outer Worlds will only be available on the Epic Games Store.

The developer announced this during today’s Epic Unreal event at GDC. Publisher Private Division announced that the game will be released with Epic through a partnership where the game will only be available on the Epic Games Store and Windows Store at launch for the PC. Console versions will release on their respective stores.

With this kind of announcement, Steam fans will likely be very upset as they’ve been over the case of some other, ahem, Epic Store exclusives (Metro Exodus). The Outer Worlds won’t be available on Steam for those who want to play it on PC. And just like many other deals with Epic, the game be only available for purchase on two platforms for the first year upon release before migrating over to other digital platforms also.

Although this isn’t nothing new with Epic snagging another deal, many publishers are already working with them- with Remedy’s Control another recent deal. For those who are want to keep their games library on Steam, this will surely upset them. However, this should not force you to abandon the game entirely.

Obsidian Entertainment has been working very hard on their new “linear” RPG, so it’s still worth playing. Or at least check it out on consoles.

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Makes me wonder if there is some sort of vendetta against Steam, by publishers and developers..