It’s a day that ends in Y, so of course there’s trouble on Reddit. The PC gaming sub today has a massive thread with 15,000 upvotes and climbing asking fellow PC gamers to boycott the Epic Games Store.
The thread was plainly sparked by yesterday’s announcement that post-apoc shooter Metro Exodus (no, not something we’d normally cover) was going to be the latest game to abandon Steam and sign on for a better publishing deal on Epic Games’ fledgling store. While multiple games have done this, Valve was particularly prickly about this one, as the game had been previously availble for preorder on Steam, necessitating a switcharoo just two weeks before launch.
Normally, this is something we’d just roll our eyes over – whatever, let the bajillionaires sort it out, we’re not stanning for them, right? – but the massive Reddit thread proposing a boycott is specifically calling Epic “anti-consumer,” chiefly because of its current lack of features and presumed lack of customer support.
What do you think about the Epic Games Store and the current fuss?
Leaderboard: Where do you stand on the Epic Games Store (and proposed boycott)?
- Let the market sort it out. Competition is good. (22%, 291 Votes)
- I'm all about a boycott. I don't like the way Epic is going about this. (11%, 138 Votes)
- I don't like any of these online distribution services. (3%, 35 Votes)
- I didn't use all those extra features on Steam anyway. (3%, 40 Votes)
- I seriously don't care as long as I can buy my games. (5%, 63 Votes)
- I've already got the Epic Games Store installed. It's fine. (4%, 57 Votes)
- Wait, why are we not boycotting Steam too? (9%, 119 Votes)
- Service exclusivity deals suck. (18%, 231 Votes)
- I'll pay Epic more attention once its service is up to par. (5%, 62 Votes)
- That's seriously not what anti-consumer means, Reddit. (8%, 110 Votes)
- Epic doesn't have any games I want yet anyway. (3%, 45 Votes)
- I was already boycotting Epic. (4%, 57 Votes)
- Something else (tell us in the comments). (0%, 6 Votes)
- No response / elf butts / just view tally. (4%, 47 Votes)
Total Voters: 875
With thanks to Microwatt!