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Cyberpunk 2077 will not be an Epic Store exclusive

Published: 08:09, 11 February 2019
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In case you've been concern that Epic Games could snatch the upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 and make it an Epic Store exclusive, fear not, as the official confirmation states that CDPR will pass on that offer if it ever reaches them.

With the latest controversy surrounding AAA games and the developers who ditch Steam for Epic Store still taking the spotlight, many would wonder what it means for other highly anticipated titles such as CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077.

The RPG-shooter is surely one of the most, if not the most awaited game ever since CD Projekt Red officially revealed the first trailer on Xbox's E3 booth in June 2018. Coming from such a beloved development team that is known for their attention to detail and first-class side quests, Cyberpunk 2077 would certainly be of interest to every video game distributor including Epic Store.

According to the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter, If Epic Games ever try to convince CD Projekt Red to release their upcoming creation exclusively on Epic Store, the Polish developers will swiftly reject the offer. 

When asked by one fan to keep Cyberpunk 2077 away from Epic Store exclusivity, the official account replied by saying that they were going to “pass on” the offer. Like that wasn't already obvious.

Altchar picture showing twitter messages No luck for Epic Games

Some would suggest that nothing is impossible these days as we already saw two AAA games pick Epic Store over Steam, but the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 ending up as an Epic Store exclusive is almost non-existent. First, CD Projekt Red have their own online retailer named GOG, and choosing to leave it out as one of the places for Cyberpunk 2077 would mean they are directly hurting their own platform.

Second, CD Projekt Red have been picked as the best developer by Steam users in the Steam Awards 2018 and if they decided to ditch Valve's platform that would be one big slap in the face to the community that gives them so much love.

And finally, just check the history of CD Projekt Red's releases. The Witcher franchise can be found on almost every major retailer from Steam and Origin to GOG. And currently, not a single CD Projekt Red game is available on Epic Store.

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