Epic Games Store debuted in early December 2018. From the beginning, its main strategy for acquiring customers was to buy games for temporary exclusivity. Most of them for a period of one year, which means that first such games have just started to reach Steam. Yesterday the RPG Ashen debuted on Valve's platform and today Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek and Hades: Battle out of Hell will join it.
Ashen is an RPG inspired by the Dark Souls franchise. Apart from Steam, the game was also available on GOG.com. In the first of these shops it costs? $31,99 USD, and in the second - $30.11. Both prices are promotional, reduced by 20% on the occasion of debut on these platforms. At the same time, the game was released on Switch and PlayStation 4. On Xbox One, the title has been available since December last year.
In the case of Ashen, it is worth noting that Steam and GOG.com have also released Nightstorm Isle, which was released on Epic Games Store in September this year. Which means the exclusivity deal covered only the base version of the game, not the DLC. It remains to be hoped that this will be the case for other exclusives such as Metro Exodus or Borderlands 3.
Hades: Battle out of Hell is a roguelike action game by Supergiant Games, known for such titles as Bastion, Transistor or Pyre. The game still remains in early access and will debut on Steam today at around 11 AM (PT).
Three hours later, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek should be available at Steam. The game is an adventure adventure with stealth elements and a sequel to the popular production from 2017.
As for future premieres of this type, in January 2020 Steam will receive Genesis Alpha One and in February Metro Exodus will join it. Satisfactory may debut on Valve's platform in March and Borderlands 3 in April.
- Ashen - official website
- Hades: Battle Out of Hell - official website
- Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek - official website