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#1 AnAnachronismAlive

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:14 AM

Hey PGI, don't wanna start a bush fire here, but is there any specific reason I ain't able to find a Steam-Key as a/one of the release plattforms for MW5 in the FAQs anymore?

Pretty sure it was formerly mentioned there ... can you please clarify / offer some information regarding this matter?

https://mw5mercs.com/faq

Edited by AnAnachronismAlive, 16 July 2019 - 02:43 AM.


#2 MadcatX

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:41 AM

If MW5 goes the Epic Exclusivity route...

#3 MeiSooHaityu

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:49 AM

Last I heard, MW5 Mercs is going to be released on a variety of stores on the PC (including Steam). It will also utilize Steamworks integration for modding, so there is that too.

I don't think there is any reason to worry.

#4 AnAnachronismAlive

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:52 AM

View PostMeiSooHaityu, on 16 July 2019 - 02:49 AM, said:

[...] variety of stores on the PC (including Steam) [...]


Ain't got no problem with multi-store releases as long as the mentioned "store-variety" is granted ... that's why I was asking for some clarification. Beside the fact that the former beta-timeframe got canceled too.

Edited by AnAnachronismAlive, 16 July 2019 - 02:59 AM.


#5 MeiSooHaityu

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:07 AM

View PostAnAnachronismAlive, on 16 July 2019 - 02:52 AM, said:

...Beside the fact that the former beta-timeframe got canceled too.


I must have missed this. Do you have a source from PGI concerning a Beta delay?

#6 PhoenixFire55

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:14 AM

View PostMadcatX, on 16 July 2019 - 02:41 AM, said:

If MW5 goes the Epic Exclusivity route...

Its the way to go for really popular games. Going Epic exclusive with a niche game is financial suicide. But then again, its PGI we are talking about ...

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#7 AnAnachronismAlive

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:14 AM

@MeiSooHaitYu

Check the image on the linked news (stating August)

Gonna sniff around a little more ...

Edited by AnAnachronismAlive, 16 July 2019 - 03:15 AM.


#8 MeiSooHaityu

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:22 AM

View PostAnAnachronismAlive, on 16 July 2019 - 03:14 AM, said:

@MeiSooHaitYu

Check the image on the linked news (stating August)

Gonna sniff around a little more ...


August was always the Beta date as far I was aware. I had always heard that we were going to get access to a Beta less than a month before launch.

This isn't to say that there won't be a delay, or that things haven't changed one way or another, just that I don't think PGI had said anything on this one way or another. That's just why I am following their previous statements until I hear otherwise. No point in worrying about something until we hear differently IMO.

#9 AnAnachronismAlive

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:42 AM

View PostMeiSooHaityu, on 16 July 2019 - 03:22 AM, said:

August was always the Beta date as far I was aware. I had always heard that we were going to get access to a Beta less than a month before launch.


Mebbe my wording wasn't specific enough: just referring to the beta-schedule (august all the time as you mentioned) being tilted from the MW5-FAQ site afaics. But I appreciate yer general attitude of "Don't panic!".

Only been askin for some clarification in this matter since I experienced some bad surprises with games I backed some time ago going exclusive marketplace afterwards.

Edited by AnAnachronismAlive, 16 July 2019 - 03:44 AM.


#10 Ssamout

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:53 AM

View PostAnAnachronismAlive, on 16 July 2019 - 03:42 AM, said:


Mebbe my wording wasn't specific enough: just referring to the beta-schedule (august all the time as you mentioned) being tilted from the MW5-FAQ site afaics. But I appreciate yer general attitude of "Don't panic!".

Only been askin for some clarification in this matter since I experienced some bad surprises with games I backed some time ago going exclusive marketplace afterwards.

Yeah, no worries here. PGI has a pretty solid record of never letting paying customers down.

#11 The6thMessenger

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:03 AM

PGI had a lot of questionable decisions, I'm not surprised if they went on the Epic Exclusive route. Based on what trainwreck MWO has become, they probably don't even have that much faith in their product that they have to take the bribe to make ends meet, into a self-fulfilling prophecy of it not having that much sales because they intended to serve the deluded megalomaniac that thinks they are doing the gaming industry a service, that is Epic Games.

You know what would fix the gaming industry? Killing off EA, and Micro-Transactions, and Loot-Boxes Surprise-Mechanics, live-service, and bring back the level of quality, of games made of love like Hat-In-Time, or Half-Life-2. I'm playing that MMod and I swear there's a lot of nuances in gaming that the god-damn *****-Gargle-Wee-Wee had forgone. I'd pay 100 dollars for a great game with no micro-transactions, no lootboxes, ain't a live-service.

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#12 Kotzi

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:13 AM

Ye, Epic throwing stupid amounts of money to buy exclusivity on popular games to push their distribution platform. I dont think they are that stupid to throw money towards a game that has like zero ads going for months. Not even now 8 weeks before release. You have to attract attention to beeing noticed. But maybe this is the new trend in marketing, antihype.

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#13 MeiSooHaityu

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:45 AM

I think we will see more hype and coverage for the game right before launch. As fans we want to see this stuff all throughout development, however that type of advertising gets very expensive, and therefore it might make sense to get the game in potential customer's minds before launch when they can actually search it and buy it.

Really, until PGI starts getting the game up on store fronts (something I thought they would have done by now), It probably doesn't make much sense to do a lot of advertising push. I think the ideal scenario would be to make a big push, and then direct people towards the store to buy it while the promotional material is fresh in people's minds.

Essentially, I could see more being done to promote the game closer to launch, and when the store pages are up and taking pre-orders.

#14 Kotzi

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:15 AM

Community Preorders ended something like 2 months ago. Why not set up an early acces sale on Steam since then? I just dont understand their choices? Steam has a wide audience, why not use it to spread the word? The more people know and the sooner the more potential sales i have. You cant earn money if you dont spend money.

#15 AnAnachronismAlive

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM

Former MW5-FAQ-Site for comparison purpose

Former MW5-FAQ-Site for comparison purpose

#16 SirSmokes

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:01 AM

View PostMadcatX, on 16 July 2019 - 02:41 AM, said:

If MW5 goes the Epic Exclusivity route...

They better not!! I have 6 billion steam games at this point I was in the steam beta. I don't want my games on another platform at this point...

#17 PiratexCore

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:32 AM

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Matt pinned this in the MW5 discord.

#18 MechaBattler

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:41 AM

Well done PiratexCore. There. We don't have to panic. Besides MW5 isn't a big enough game for Epic Games to want to throw money at PGI.

#19 Prototelis

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

PEOPLE BE ALL WORRIED

lol

Sorry. That just kills me for some reason.

Edited by Prototelis, 16 July 2019 - 11:47 AM.


#20 SirSmokes

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

View PostPrototelis, on 16 July 2019 - 11:47 AM, said:

PEOPLE BE ALL WORRIED

lol

Sorry. That just kills me for some reason.

It just at this point I don't want a have second account on another platform at this point. My steam accounts is were my games are pretty much all of them are. The idea of being forced to use epic account would really really annoy me.





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