Epic Games Store Mega Sale backfires as Paradox pulls Bloodlines 2

Epic Games Mega Sale is Now Live

Today Epic Games Store started their Epic Mega Sale, which will go from May 16 to June 13.

In addition to Vampire jumping off the sale, the discount has also been removed from pre-orders of Borderlands 3, and the indie title "Oxygen Not Included". We fully compensate the discount to the publisher, they do not lose money. 4.

KitGuru Says: What Epic Games tried to do here was a good idea, but publishers are wary about perceived value, which would have been diminished for some larger games if it could have been bought cheaper months ahead of launch.

What many assumed to be an error was later confirmed by Epic; not every publisher is required to participate in sales.

Despite that emphasis on the Sale taking place: "At no cost to the publisher or developer", it appears to have taken publishers and developers by surprise, and it has emerged that Paradox Interactive has subsequently removed Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 not just from the sale but from the Epic Games Store as a whole. You can head over to the Epic Games Store to check out all the titles available during the Epic Mega Sale. Kotaku reached out to Klei for more information, but it has not yet responded. At the time of writing, the Epic Games Store lists Stories Untold as the current free game, until 30 May.

Unfortunately, the sale only applies to games on the store - not to V-Bucks. Initially offered for $6.99, it jumped to $14.99 on discount, and along with that discount came an increase in the game's retail price, from $19.99 to $24.99. We apologize for any confusion this caused and hope customers who got the deal enjoy the game.

Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2 was announced quite recently, with a release date set for early 2020.

Update: The price on Hades (and possibly other games) has been straightened out - it was previously too high in the United Kingdom and European Union, but is now £5.49/€6.61/$6.99. It would have been nice if Epic allowed companies to opt out of the sale, though. All games over $14.99 are now $10 off "courtesy of Epic".

"We had meant to raise the retail price of the game soon, but made the decision rashly as part of the sale", they said later on Discord again. You will receive your $10 refund automatically to the payment method you used in the next 7-12 days. Feel free to use code FortniteINTEL on the Epic Games Store and in the Fortnite Item Shop! After all, it took Valve ages to get Steam sales right, and even then, Steam still regularly goes down at the outset of big seasonal dealstravaganzas.

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