Be nice if they finalized these sorts of details before promoting Conan Exiles as a free game. I blame you lot for getting me excited about it.
What, that is some grade-A bullshit. What a boneheaded move. I was never an Epic hater but this stunt burned through a lot of goodwill!
I was promised free penis physics.
That…was rather stupid…and silly.
“The Epic Games Store team has decided that Conan Exiles will not be free”
I understand that deals fall through, but that strikes me as a strangely…prickly? Almost snide? way to phrase that.
It’s a free game man, chill out.
What do you hope to accomplish with this comment. I can tell you that telling someone to “chill out,” particularly someone you don’t really know, will never have the effect supposedly intended by the words themselves.
I just went to the Epic store to look for Exiles, and didn’t even see any announcement, just that it wasn’t in the free bin and the store page is all “coming soon” except for the mod kit or whatever. /shrug
I mean, I was going to get it for free, sure, but it wasn’t much on my radar anyhow. The way this played out though does seem a bit…amateurish?
Lighten up, Francis.
And yeah, definitely a miscommunication somewhere with Funcom.
What a bizzarely worded tweet. And tweeting it like 30 minutes before it is supposed to go live? Strange. Guess I won’t be trying it out quite yet (sorry Razgon :)
Dollars to donuts they only got word from Funcom at the last minute. That, or someone within Epic screwed up royally, but I imagine the former. Now, it could be both–Funcom could have said “yeah, this is a go, unless X or Y or Z happens, so don’t publicize it until we give you the OK.” And Epic says, “well, you’re pretty sure it’s ok, right?” and Funcom says “well, yeah, 80%, but still, sit on it for a bit, mkay?” and Epic hears only “it’s pretty sure to be a go” and voila.
But really, I bet it was all set and then something changed and the kibosh was put on it at the last minute.
Weird how deals in this biz tend to fall apart at the last minute because someone up the chain forgets to pass the bad news down the line. Deal was dead weeks ago.
I figured a deal falling apart last minute was more likely given the level of incompetence required to just forget about it for weeks, but that was perhaps optimistic of me.
Do you know this or is it speculation?
Anyway, when somebody (and yes, Epic is not a person, but for the purposes of my annoyance that doesn’t matter) tells me they’re gonna give me something, then at the last moment goes, essentially, “psych!” and on top of that lets me know that hey no big they’re gonna let me pay for it instead in a little bit, I’m gonna be annoyed, and it’s going to make me trust them less. Especially when I advertised that free thing to friends of mine and we were looking forward to giving it a go. Exiles has had enough bad “press” that I wasn’t really willing to punt even $12 for it when it was in a Humble bundle last year (I think?), and more importantly neither were my friends, which automatically made it a non-starter for me (and Funcom doesn’t really have a great track record), but if it turned out to be actually an ok experience we might have bought some DLC, who knows. Now? They get nothing, I guess.
Everything said here is 100% speculation; I’m saddened by those who speak as if they know what happened when they do not. Having said that, the disappointment is completely understandable, I’m sorry for those who were looking forward to getting it for free.
It is pretty crazy that “we’re only giving you one free game, plus all the ones you’ve gotten already” is being interpreted as bad news. Human psychology is weird. And I think it shows that ultimately these free games are doing real damage to the industry.