Tuesday, May 9, 2023

No Resurgence Outside The Epic Store Equals No Buys For Me

Source: https://www.engadget.com/star-trek-resurgence-launches-may-23rd-on-most-platforms-170248699.html

A bit late to the game, but for those wondering, the new Star Trek: Resurgence game will be hitting stores on May 23rd and will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series Whatever, and PC. Which is all well and good, but the PC version will be offered exclusively through the Epic Games Store.

Which means it's a no-buy for me.

I hear someone decide not to buy the game based on Epic Store exclusivity and that got a snarky response about "taking a stand." I can't speak for that individual, but this is less to do with "taking a stand" and more to do with "I really don't want another storefront to manage." People may recall how long it took me to adopt Steam because of all the DRM and even now, I'd rather buy something off GOG if given the option due to the LACK of DRM. I've got a bunch of games on GOG that I still haven't played and I've got even more games on Steam that I still haven't played... and most of the Epic Game stuff that I'm even remotely interested in is shit from 20-30 years ago.

(It also doesn't help that a lot of what I've seen of the game hasn't wowed me. It's one of those Telltale type things where a story plays out and you pick choices on how to react. I probably got one of those laying around somewhere and that's all I needed.)

I don't know... maybe once it hits Steam and it's available on sale, I might consider it, but I don't need a storefront to manage shit on unless it's on another platform. 

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