Chris Avellone Criticizes The Outer Worlds Exclusivity Deal With Epic
When The Outer Worlds, the most recent project of Obsidian Entertainment, was revealed a few months ago, the gamer community got excited, because great things are always expected from this developer. However, the positivity turned into negativity when the studio announced a temporary exclusivity agreement with Epic Games Store. Now, Chris Avellone, writer of the legendary Fallout: New Vegas, harshly criticized his excompany.
Through several tweets, Avellone shared his perspective on the controversial contract, which will make users more loyal to Steam who all have to wait until 2020 to enjoy The Outer Worlds, although it will be released later this year. First, the creative mentioned the incompetence of the management area of Obsidian for signing the deal just to earn some extra dollars.
“Obsidian management, you had ONE job,” said Avellone in one of his tweets. “I did not realize the impact until I read the initial Tweet then scrolled down – it’s how you kill the BEST hype you could have a game (possibly best hype for any of the studio’s game, ever), then undermine it for a cash grab,” he continued.
Even after the harsh criticism, the manager attacked only against Epic Games for having offered this agreement that alienates the majority of PC users. However, after exchanging ideas with the people, Avellone changed his position to also blame Obsidian for the decision.
Chris Avellone has a long career in the industry, as he directed and wrote games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Into the Breach, Dying Light 2 and more.
The Outer Worlds will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Epic Games Store (PC) this 2019, while the Steam version will be released in 2020.
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