Exclusivity on console means that the game will be on this one single platform forever. This is not the same as a game being multi-platform but using 1 store for the pc version. Even WWZ is epic + ps4 + xone so NOT a console-like exclusivity deal.
So it seems that players were ready to boycott this game if released on Epic? And now that the game will likely be steam only, why being happy about it? Its again only 1 store option for pc, so the same thing.
Apparently some people are simply too lazy to use several game stores, which leads to insufficient store competition and thanks to this publishers have to send 30% of their revenue to some US company that did nothing for them. Well done.
Thank you for your kind reply. I am German (living in Tokyo) but know enough French to get the main info from the texts.
This is how I understood:
- Steam: Problems with the Japanese subs. Fixing the texts, thus Jap. support will be delayed by several weeks.
- PS4 Japan: store release delayed
Now, if the console delay will as well be 'several weeks', I am happy to just wait. But if they release with some japanese partner (hopefully not Amuzio), the release might as well take months or a year. Then I would prefer to just import a copy from good old l'Europe. So any roundabout date/ release goal would help. Lets see if they can tell us more within the next days.
Hope the JP Steam ver arrives soon for your friends. ^^
Best regards, Marc
Related to this: When will the Japanese version be released for PS4? It still does not show up on the jp store.
(If possible, please keep all 3 dub options available for PS4 Japan. Many Japanese might prefer the FR dub to EN. Ah and do not localise via Oizumi Amuzio. No game localised by them has ever been a Jp success. For good reasons )