The Epic Games Mega Sale we talked about earlier today is a cool way for Epic to bring some people over to their side, what with all of the discounts on their library of PC games and all of that. But there’s apparently been a minor snag in the last few hours as some publishers have made it clear that they didn’t want their games to be given discounts.
Specifically we’re talking about Paradox Interactive and a certain new game that the company obviously doesn’t want to be offered on sale just yet. That game is the very much anticipated Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. As Paradox Interactive stated, the game will return on the Epic Games Store once the Epic Mega Sale has ended.
“We are in discussion with Epic regarding the temporary removal of Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from the Epic Game Store. The game will return to the store soon! Any purchases made while the game was discounted during the Epic Mega Sale will be honored and no Masquerade violations will be assessed.”
It’s easy to see why Paradox would not want their game being on sale just yet, as being able to pre-order a game that’s so desired at basically a $10 discount could have a huge impact on the amount of money that game generates on launch. Paradox doesn’t want to take a major hit to their financial bottom line before the game is even finished, so they’ve pulled it from the store-wide sale.
Klei Entertainment, the developer and publisher behind survival simulation video game Oxygen Not included, has also pulled their game from the Epic store, and it’s likely a similar reason that this game was pulled, as that game isn’t coming out until May 29th.
And some gamers may have also noticed that Ubisoft titles are missing from the Epic sale, the mega-publisher is looking into the issue and promises to keep gamers and fans in the loop as to what is actually happening here. The issue is apparently some unforeseen problem between Epic Games Store and Uplay, although no ETA on a fix.