The incredibly lackluster releases that the gaming industry have put out the past few years have made me extremely wary about getting hyped for new games. Somehow, even though my expectations couldn’t have been placed lower, I still manage to get disappointed every time E3 comes around. E3 makes for better cringe compilations than they do game releases.
Borderlands 3, though unrelated to E3 as a whole, is only proof of the downward spiral that the gaming industry is going down, and has earned my eternal ire for shelling out to Epic Games as an EGS-exclusive that won’t release on Steam until 6 months later.
Exclusivity makes absolutely no sense, especially according to the reasons Gearbox officials have put out. They claim that EGS is where the audience is, despite Borderlands games having been previously released solely on Steam. However, rather than release the game on both stores, thus benefiting from both audiences at the same time, they just give their fans on Steam the middle finger and takes Epic Games’ bait.
I realize Gearbox is not the ones at fault and that 2k are the ones that control publishing, but the recent controversies surrounding Randy Pitchford (whom also openly support EGS) only make this whole thing that much worse.
There’s not even any reason to buy the game, as Epic Games have already given millions to secure this exclusivity deal beforehand.
All this scummy, corporate frickery where shareholders and investors are priced higher than the consumer really tides my vermin.
Capitalism did this.
Wake up sheeple.