Originally scheduled to launch at some point this year, Twin Mirror will now release in 2020. And, the kick, Twin Mirror is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. Cue frantically scrabbling as folks move from their ‘Buy’ to ‘Wait for Steam’ lists.
"We are delighted to partner with Epic Games and present Twin Mirror to the vast gamer community on its Epic Games Store,” said Oskar Guilbert, Dontnod’s chairman and CEO.
"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 videogame industry is currently undergoing major transformation and now offers a major competitive advantage to content creators such as Dontnod."
Twin Mirror will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a 12-month period, after which Dontnod will be free to publish it on any other PC storefronts they wish. For Dontnod, the financial terms of the deal were “advantageous”. We certainly don’t begrudge Dontnod some financial security to cover Twin Mirror’s development costs, although we imagine some folks will be smarting at losing yet another game to Epic Store.