Re-Logic won’t “sell our souls” with Epic Games Store exclusivity

first_imgRe-Logic won’t “sell our souls” with Epic Games Store exclusivityVP Whitney Spinks assures Terraria developer’s audience that it won’t follow trend for PC exclusivesMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 16th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRe-Logic GamesTerraria developer Re-Logic has stated that it will never allow any of its games to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, comparing the choice to do so to “selling our souls.”Speaking on Twitter, Re-Logic vice president Whitney Spinks addressed what she described as “confusion” around the company’s stance on exclusivity.”Since there seems to be confusion — No Re-Logic title will ever be an Epic Store exclusive,” Spinks said. “There is no amount of money we could be offered to sell our souls.”Exclusivity has been a hot topic since the emergence of the Epic Games Store, and the raft of deals that followed as Epic attempted to gain traction in a marketplace dominated by Steam. This has included AAA games like Borderlands 3 and The Division 2, but also smaller games from independent studios.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The point that smaller studios might need the kind of money being offered by Epic was raised in response to Spinks’ statement, as was Re-Logic’s relative financial security due to the huge success of Terraria.”For us it would be [selling our souls] and I was speaking for us,” Spinks replied. “I can understand indies taking advantage of free money.”Terraria had reached 20 million sales as of May, 2017Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 2 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 4 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img