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Total War Saga: TROY is now a 12 month Epic Games Store exclusive

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Total War Saga: TROY, a game that was confirmed to be coming to Linux, is now going to start life as an Epic Games Store exclusive for the first year.

For the Linux version, this would mean a total delay because Epic have no plans to support Linux on their store officially. Creative Assembly announced it will release on EGS in August and be free for 24 hours, with Steam to follow a year later. Creative Assembly mentioned they have "no plans" for future games to be exclusives.

Linux was due to get it "shortly after Windows" originally but now it's entirely unclear. Feral Interactive, the company who work with Creative Assembly to port various titles to Linux and macOS were the company doing Total War Saga: TROY. I spoke to them today but they simply mentioned they have "nothing we can share regarding A Total War Saga: TROY on macOS or Linux".

If / when we hear more about about the Linux version, we will let you know.

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vipor29 2 Jun
also it will be free for the first 24 hours it launches on epic.make sure you guys wishlist that care.
SuperTux 2 Jun
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vipor29also it will be free for the first 24 hours it launches on epic.make sure you guys wishlist that care.

Not sure what you're driving at here, you want us to get it free on Epic Store?
BTRE 2 Jun
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Thanks Epic and Sega for caring. I'm sure Feral is over the moon at this.
jens 2 Jun
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BTREThanks Epic and Sega for caring. I'm sure Feral is over the moon at this.
Yeah, this must be like a slap in the face for Feral :(
CatKiller 2 Jun
That really sucks for Feral.
kuhpunkt 2 Jun
"As mentioned, and like others in the industry, a key reason for exploring other digital stores is that we don’t want to be limited just to Steam."

Release it on several stores then. It's not like it's complicated.
Kohrias 2 Jun
Epic fail :/
CatKiller 2 Jun
QuoteWhile we know that some of you won’t like the Epic Games Store exclusivity, we feel like this is a great opportunity for us in a lot of ways

... because Epic gave us a big bag of money.
psy-q 2 Jun
kuhpunktRelease it on several stores then. It's not like it's complicated.

Last I heard it's very complicated. Each store has its own toolset for uploads, its own publishing requirements, its own system for how updates and patches are handled. An indie dev once compared the experience between GOG, itch.io (the easiest) and Steam (the most complicated), but that was before EGS existed and I can't find the article now. But the conclusion was "think carefully before adding another store", so it seems it isn't something you just do on a whim.

Maybe it's all gotten easier but I'm pretty sure you can't just abstract away the difference between all the stores and call it a day.


Last edited by psy-q on 2 June 2020 at 4:41 pm UTC
kuhpunkt 2 Jun
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kuhpunktRelease it on several stores then. It's not like it's complicated.

Last I heard it's very complicated. Each store has its own toolset for uploads, its own publishing requirements, its own system for how updates and patches are handled. An indie dev once compared the experience between GOG, itch.io (the easiest) and Steam (the most complicated), but that was before EGS existed and I can't find the article now. But the conclusion was "think carefully before adding another store", so it seems it isn't something you just do on a whim.

That's ridiculous. It's fucking SEGA. Even if the toolsets are a bit complicated... that's no reason to go to just one store. They got a ton of cash. That's it.
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