Timed exclusives on PC continue to be a fat load of BS.
Twin Mirror

Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind games like Vampyr and Life is Strange, announced today that they have signed a partnership with Epic Games for Twin Mirror. You already know what that means. Yes, Twin Mirror is now going to be a one-year exclusive on the Epic Games Store.

The game was announced back at E3 2018. All that we've really seen about the game came during that show by way of a short teaser trailer and word that it was a new "story-driven adventure" title. We also know that Bandai Namco is serving as the publisher of the title and co-launched the project with Dontnod. Bandai Namco is only handling the publishing for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases of the game.

On top of this development, Dontnod says that they are delaying the release of Twin Mirror until some time in 2020. The game was originally supposed to launch "in 2019" from the studio. This means that a non-Epic Games Store release will not happen until some time in 2021 at the earliest.

That's roughly two years away at this point in time.

Dontnod says that "this entire transaction will enhance value creation potential for shareholders." Just another friendly reminder that companies are not your friend and that they only care about trying to increase their bottom line.

Oskar Guilbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dontnod, said: “In line with our development strategy and thanks to our partnership with Epic Games, Dontnod now majority holds an additional key asset. We are delighted to partner with Epic Games and present Twin Mirror to the vast gamer community on its Epic Games store. The conditions of this partnership along with the support of Shibuya Productions reinforce the game's potential. This strategic operation demonstrates our ability to leverage new market trends in our favor. The video game industry is currently undergoing major transformation and now offers a major competitive advantage to content creators such as Dontnod.”