Saber Interactive has announced that its exclusivity deal with Epic Games for releasing the game first on the Epic Store has allowed it drop the game’s price. As such, the game is now priced at $34.99 instead of $39.99, and contrary to Metro Exodus, this price drop is universal.
As Saber Interactive’s CEO, Matthew Karch, said in a statement:
“We chose the Epic Games store because we believe it’s the best deal for players and developers.
First of all, building games is costly, and so to receive 88% instead of 70% means we can invest more into making World War Z.
Second, we’re passing along much of the savings to you as gamers. The price of World War Z on the Epic Games store is being dropped to $34.99 starting now and continuing through our April 16 launch and beyond. Any players who have already pre-purchased the game for $39.99 will get the $5 refunded back to them. We are thrilled to be able to share the developer-friendly benefits of the Epic Games store with you all, and can’t wait for you to play our game.
For more background, read our opinion piece on the store.”
As we all know, Metro Exodus was the first big triple-A game that came out first on Epic’s Digital Store. Unfortunately, though, Deep Silver has not released yet any sales figures for this new Metro game.
In our opinion, it will be interesting to see whether both World War Z and Metro Exodus sell well on the PC. We know that some gamers boycotted them due to their Epic Store exclusivity, however – and given that developers/publishers receive 88% instead of 70% – we are wondering whether this decision has actually paid off.
World War Z releases on the PC on April 16th!