Kingdom Hearts Producer Addresses Series’ Exclusivity On Epic Games Store
Yesterday, the folks over at Square Enix dropped a bombshell of an announcement on us by revealing that the Kingdom Hearts series will be making its way to PC next month. There is one notable caveat, though, as the games are – at least initially – coming to PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive. As one would expect this has already drawn some ire from the folks that have no interest in downloading or supporting the Epic Games Store. Square Enix has since released a statement regarding the decision, though it’s more of an explanation than a justification.
Kingdom Hearts producer Ichiro Hazama recently took to Twitter to speak about some of the reasoning behind the series coming to PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive. Hazama chiefly references his team’s long-standing partnership with Epic Games that dates back to the development of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Here’s the full message:
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 12, 2021
As previously mentioned, there is no word yet on whether the Kingdom Hearts games will only ever be available just through the Epic Games Store. That said, it is quite likely that this is only a timed exclusive, so those that would prefer to play the games through Steam or otherwise will need to wait a bit longer for that to happen. It isn’t ideal, but, one way or another at least the games are finally coming to PC.
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