Borderlands 3 Epic Exclusivity Deal Summons Trolls

Borderlands 3 release date posted, and deleted, on Twitter alongside Epic Games Store announcement

Gearbox's Borderlands games are now badly rated on Steam.

Whereas previous games were mainly focused on single, sprawling locations on Pandora, Borderlands 3 will give players the opportunity to travel to new worlds beyond it. Gearbox is promising that each one will feature unique environments and enemies. This 2016 game is highly rated on Steam, with very positive reviews (and a Steam price of £29.99 in the UK).

The Borderlands series has always been praised. The Handsome Collection is also now a Steam top seller. Affected are Borderlands 1, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Review-bombing has become a favorite tactic of jerks on the internet who are upset that something they don't like is being enjoyed by other people.

The fact that they've made a decision to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for the first 180 days after launch before migrating over to other platforms (ahem, Steam), pissed off a lot of PC players looking forward to the game. Epic responded to those claims stating that the information collected about Steam was far more limited than initially suggested.

What is the problem?

The Witness will be available for free exclusively on the Epic Games Store.

This revelation was tweeted by Epic's chief executive, Tim Sweeney, and as you can imagine, the message caught a fair bit of reaction on Twitter.

As players navigate their way across the planet, they battle against various enemies including the native alien creatures inhabiting the planet, the numerous corporations seeking to take back the land and find the Vaults for themselves, the military branches seeking to maintain control over the local populations and the crazed civilians roaming the world. Nobody wants to be "forced" to use a particular platform. All are coming to PC for the first time via Epic's store.

News of Borderlands 3's shift to an Epic Games Store exclusive came in a press release sent out today by publisher 2K Games, where the details of the arrangement received more clarification.

How does Gearbox react? In a linear game, if you get stuck on a puzzle, you are usually just stuck unless you look up the answer; this is why many linear games shy away from puzzles with non-obvious solutions. But before you can address that question, the bigger concern is _where_ you should be buying your PC games from.

Is this an isolated case? No.

Suffice it to say, Epic Games isn't pulling any punches in its challenge to Steam's dominance as a digital distributor.

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