So, even as some publishers like Bandai Namco shun Epic and their exclusives plan, some people are still being convinced by loads of money to jump over to the Epic Games Store. Now, Bigben Interactive is the latest publisher to be pulled into the fold of Epic and their burgeoning juggernaut of a storefront.
Benoit Clerc, Head of Publishing at Bigben, said:
“We are very pleased to be reinforcing our Epic Games store offer with a variety of games from our catalogue. Our latest offer is comprised of three games that are very different from each other; Bee Simulator, a superb family game; Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, a tactical CRPG brimming with dark humour; and WRC 8, the official simulation of the FIA World Rally Championship, which will also be the first rally game available on the Epic Games Store.”
So that makes three more PC games being timed exclusives for Epic. And of course, fans who were waiting on these new titles are none too happy about this news. Although it wasn’t too surprising to those paying attention. The Sinking City, another title published by Bigben was also an Epic exclusive, and a lot of people didn’t like it, judging by its fairly mediocre scores on Metacritic. Some suspect that a lack of support for that game in terms of patches might be due to Epic, but this has not been confirmed at all.
So whether you were looking forward to these three games or not, you probably have a new aspect to consider when making your purchase decision.
WRC 8 is a new racer due next month on September 5th, bringing more than 100 tracks across 14 countries, players will have plenty to do if they decide to pick it up. The racing game offers some stiff competition through an eSports mode as well.
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory takes the dystopian sci-fi elements of the Paranoia RPG and creates a compelling CRPG where the player controls a party of troubleshooters tasked with maintaining various aspects of daily life in a techno-fascist hellscape.
Bee Simulator is probably one of the more strange entries on this list, despite the title being pretty clear what the goal is. Taking cues from films like A Bug’s Life, players will see a gamified and more personable version of the life of the most important pollinator on Earth.