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Epic's megasale plagued by several pulled titles, changing prices

Published: 09:10, 17 May 2019
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Epic Games seem to be experiencing technical issues with their Store's first mega sale and it turns out that some developers like Ubisoft and Paradox Interactive have pulled their titles from the sales, while some others saw varying prices.

Needless to say, this is not exactly what Epic had in store when they announced discounts up to 75 per cent and slashing $10 off of every game above $14.95, but we guess it's the price of learning the hard side of managing mega sales.

First up are Paradox Interactive, who ended up pulling Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 from the sale, which is peculiar considering Epic are the ones taking the losses on the chin.

Initially available at discounted prices, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 soon disappeared completely and Epic's spokesperson confirmed this was Paradox's decision.

"Paradox Interactive has chosen to not participate in the Epic Mega Sale and the game has been temporarily removed from sale. If you’ve purchased Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honor that price", Epic told Kotaku.

Also removed was space survival Oxygen Not Included by Klei Entertainment as well as entire Ubisoft offer, although the latter may actually return.

The likes of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Anno 1800 and Watch Dogs 2 have been pulled off of the Epic Games Store, but thankfully, Epic's director of publishing strategy Sergey Galyonkin explained why this is the case.

Apparently, Epic have had issues with the linked Uplay accounts from the weekend, and while he hopes Ubisoft's games will return by the end of the sale, he didn't provide any guarantees.

This is not the only issue Epic's first mega sale has had, as there have been several reported cases of changing prices, such as in the case of Hades by Supergiant Games, whose price increased from $6.99 to $9.99 after discounts.

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The dev explained that they poorly communicated their pricing, which resulted in the mix-up.

Note, however, that some other games like Metro: Exodus have had their price further dropped in this change, so it seems there's been plenty of miscommunication in Epic's first sale.

If you need some guidance during the mega sale, Ghost has got you well covered .

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