Overall, the confusion paints a picture of a good idea that was hustled out the door without being fully thought through. The store's first Epic Mega Sale is quite attractive and discounts key games by up to 75% off while also knocking off a clean $10 from any game over $15.
No, the promotional offer only applies to qualifying game purchases from the Epic Games store.
What this ultimately means is that Borderlands 3, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 and Oxygen Not Included have been removed from the Epic Mega Sale. That game, however, has since been removed from the store completely.More news: Missouri poised to become latest state with restrictive abortion ban
We are in discussion with Epic regarding the temporary removal of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 from the Epic Game Store.
"If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision", an Epic representative told Kotaku. "Any purchases made while the game was discounted during the Epic Mega Sale will be honored and no Masquerade violations will be assessed". Though Epic stated it'll be paying the $10 out of pocket - meaning publishers' cut of sales will be unaffected, not everyone was seemingly on board. There are still other peculiarities with the sale. Watching a company with all the money in the world stumble through the process of launching a store doesn't inspire much faith in that store's future prospects, even if the roadmap ahead looks significantly more acceptable than the pothole-ridden road we're on right now.
There are discounts big and small across the store, but the core of the sale is a $10 discount across the board for every game over $14.99.More news: OnePlus 7 Pro: Flagship killer turned flagship
Of course, don't forget that you get £10 (or $10) off nearly any game you buy (with the aforementioned caveats). Recent and rather nice souls-like Ashen is under half price at £13.99/€19.99/$19.99, and early access hit (updated yesterday, too) Satisfactory is down about a third to £16.99/19.99/$19.99.
On their discord server, they announced the pricing change, and gave reasons for the disparity. Folks can pick it up at www.PlayHades.com.
The game's retail price is now $24.99, up from $19.99 at launch, based on continued improvements and additions we've made so far in Early Access, including: "an entire new biome, 7 new fully voiced characters including 4 new bosses, hundreds of new fully voiced narrative events, 10 new enemy types, a new weapon, and dozens of new powers and abilities".More news: Food, exercise best bet to avoid dementia, rather than popping vitamins