Developers doesn’t have to consult every decision they made but Maybe for this one they should have inform the backers in advance.
We paid in advance to help this game be made, we gave money to the developer, the developer told us that we could have the game in one of the plataform available at the time and now from nowhere the conditions are changing in a way that looks a bit force to the users.
It sounds like “it’s or way or the highway”.
Yes, we can ask for a refund but this looks like “well we needed certain number people to launch the project and attract investors/partners and now that we have more money from other places we will play with their rules and we don’t need you anymore”
Yes, if we stay and wait one year, we can have the game in the plataform that were promised with one year of dlc (and BTW what kind of DLC?, because since we have to wait a complete year would be nice to know at least what we are going to receive. New mission, maybe cosmetics, hats?)
And what kind of precedent this will create for other crowfounding projects? They will announce something, people gave them the money, and once they have their objetives they will change the conditions when they want?
In my opinion and for what I know about the Epic Store this exclusivity deal doesn’t improve anything to the users.
I don’t have a problem if they want to add the Epic Store to the previous options, but force the exclusivity a few months before release, I’m sorry but I don’t think it’s right.
And talking about that, we focused a lot in Steam and GoG, but what will happen with the deal with the Microsoft store?