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Witchfire won’t be coming to Steam at launch

The Astronauts has announced that Witchfire will release exclusively on Epic Games Store at launch, and will be skipping Steam.

Witchfire is a roguelite first-person shooter that promises to offer a challenging but satisfying gameplay experience, and with multiple roads to victory.

The game is using Unreal Engine 4 and will take advantage of photogrammetry. So, in a way, we kind of expected this EGS exclusivity deal. After all, its Summer Game Fest 2023 trailer hinted at that. Still, this is a real gamble as Witchfire is a niche game. Not only that, but I don’t believe The Astronauts has a dedicated fanbase that can sustain this new experimental game. I hope I’m wrong here, but things are not looking particularly well.

The Astronauts claims that it will consider releasing the game on other platforms in the future. My guess is that if the game does not sell well on EGS, the team will do its best to bring it to Valve’s store.

Witchfire was originally announced in 2017. And, to be honest, the game looked more like a traditional single-player game. Moreover, it featured some truly incredible visuals back then. However, six years afterward, Witchfire does not look that mind-blowing.

So there you have it. No Witchfire on Steam for you. Not only that, but the team has not shared yet the game’s PC requirements.

Stay tuned for more!

Witchfire - Official Early Access Date Reveal Trailer | Summer Game Fest 2023