So the EGS has started it's first ever big discount sale on it's games. And just like everything else with the EGS (which I'll just say now I don't hate, but have yet to give money to) - it did not go without some hitches.
The jist of the sale is that all participating games with an original RRP of $15+ are $9.99 cheaper at minimum. And that Epic themselves are going to pay that $9.99 so that the developers don't lose out on it. So you can pre-order that new John Wick game for a fiver but the developers are still getting their 88% cut of the original price of $15.
But since it launched last night there have been two hiccups already.
Hades - by Supergiant - went down to around $6 in price. But after trying to buy it customers found they wanted $15 for it. Supergiant responded to say that this was an error. Then they upped the RRP to $25, so that the discount percentage was the same. Since then they've lowered it back down to it's original price
The price point you saw earlier today was offered in error. We apologize for any confusion this caused and hope customers who got the deal enjoy the game. The corrected sale price is still a 25% discount off of the original price point.— Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames) May 16, 2019
They've since put up a blog post explaining the entire thing which you can read here.
The second hiccup is that two publishers decided that they didn't want to participate in the sale, so Epic decided they'd just take their games off the store completely.
First Paradox decided they wanted no part, so EGS pulled Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 from the store temporarily. As of this post you still can't even see the game on the store, and searching for it returns a 404. Second, Klei decided not to take part, so Oxygen Not Included now is temporarily no longer available on the EGS.
When will these return? Who can say! Will it be after the sale? Probably! Is that a good way to run a store? Absolutely not!
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