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Epic's Statement on Misinformation & Abuse After Ooblets Situation

August 6, 2019 at 4:00pm
By Jason Stettner

One of the big things going on industry wise has been aggression directed towards the Ooblets development team. This is following their announcement to have a timed exclusivity with the Epic Games Store.

That means the game will only release there upon its initial debut, certain perks are presented to the developers in doing so. The community has responded negatively to the situation and presented this bold statement below in regards to the situation surrounding this game’s release.
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The statement: ”We at Epic Games have often shared our views about the game business and companies in it, and we support the entire game community’s right to speak freely and critically about these topics, including the topic of Epic, our products, and our store. When everyone shares their earnest views, the best ideas ultimately prevail.

The announcement of Ooblets highlighted a disturbing trend which is growing and undermining healthy public discourse, and that’s the coordinated and deliberate creation and promotion of false information, including fake screenshots, videos, and technical analysis, accompanied by harassment of partners, promotion of hateful themes, and intimidation of those with opposing views.

Epic is working together with many game developers and other partners to build what we believe will be a healthier and more competitive multi-store world for the future. We remain fully committed, and we will steadfastly support our partners throughout these challenges. Many thanks to all of you that continue to promote and advocate for healthy, truthful discussion about the games business and stand up to all manners of abuse.”

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner