Last updated on May 24th, 2019
Last week Epic Games hosted their first major sale called the “Epic Mega Sale”, however there were a few bumps along with the away most recently with Borderlands 3.
Borderlands 3 Pre-Order Pulled From Epic Game Store During Mega Sale
Borderlands 3 was put on sale during the promotion, meaning those who pre-ordered would gain $10 off the different editions which included standard, deluxe and even the super deluxe edition. Epic has even offered those who had purchased titles recently before the promotion, could gain back the difference for games that had gone on sale.
However, the title was pulled from the store and the game page now states “coming soon”. Borderlands 3 was originally announced as an Epic Games Store exclusive when the title was revealed. In a article on Eurogamer, 2k representative recently emailed saying that they are working on returning the title back to the store:
We are working closely with Epic and have temporarily removed Borderlands 3 from their storefront. We look forward to the game being back on the Epic Games store soon. Games bought during their Mega Sale will be honored at that price.
But this isn’t the only title that has been removed from the Epic Game Store due to this sale, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 was also temporarily taken down during the sale also, but now shows a “404 Page Not Found” page. In an article on Kotaku, an Epic Store representative explained that if a publisher chooses not to take part in a sale, they have the right to do so:
If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision. Paradox Interactive has chosen to not participate in the Epic Mega Sale and the game has been temporarily removed from sale. If you’ve purchased Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honor that price.
The Mega Sale although has been explained by Epic does not pass on the cost to the developer/publisher, looks like has caused some problems with at least with a couple titles. Lucky for those who caught the deal in time, as both titles have not returned to the store for pre-order as of yet.
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