While you can play the Metroidvania Axiom Verge on Steam, that will not be possible with the successor – at least for a while. Because Axiom Verge 2 appears exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
"Valve understood it was the right decision"
"I know that the exclusive deal always raises a lot of questions, so I want to explain why I decided to work with Epic," explains developer Thomas Happ. "I don't want to go into too much detail about the nature of the deal with Epic other than being able to put the stress of how the game is going to go out of my head for a while and just focus on it Focusing on developing the game I want to make. Developing games can be fun, but it can also be stressful. With this deal, game development has felt like a hobby again. "
Other developers have already stated that Epic has awarded them minimum sales when they exclusively offer their games through the Epic Games Store. Hence it is conceivable that this is the case with Axiom Verge (buy now € 21.02 ) 2 is also like that. That would explain why Thomas Happ doesn't have to worry.
"To all Steam fans out there: rest assured it will come to you at some point," added Happ. "Without Valve's dealings with the indie scene so long ago, there might not even have been an indie scene. No Valve, no indie scene, no Axiom Verge. Before I signed with Epic, my business partner Dan Adelman spoke to Valve and explained our train of thought. While they were disappointed not to have Axiom Verge 2 at launch, they understood that it was the right decision, both for this game and for my family. "
The release of the Metroidvania Axiom Verge 2 is planned for this spring in the Epic Games Store and for Nintendo Switch.
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