The Sinking City Dev Responds to Epic Store Exclusivity Backlash

Developer Fogwares and publisher Big Ben Interactive’s action horror thriller, The Sinking City, is just a few hours away from release. People who anticipate the game’s launch were a little disappointed with the studio’s decision to exclusively release on Epic Games’ Store.

Frogwares’ Sergey Oganesyan responded to fans’ backlash towards the company’s decision, and explained that this type of decisions help the studio and the gaming industry to develop future games.

We have people being disappointed with this decision. We even have people being very angry about this decision. We have people being frustrated about this decision. And we have people who are okay with this decision, obviously. On our Facebook page, on our YouTube channel, yes, we get comments from people who are not happy because they will not be able to play this game on their favorite storefront this year. We understand the frustration. At the same time, we ask the players to understand that we had to make this choice as it is important for our future as a game development company. So it’s a huge boost to us being able to develop more games for so many platforms. But yes, I do understand the frustration.

The Sinking City releases tomorrow, June 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What do you think of Frogwares’ decision to make their title an Epic Games’ Store exclusive?