The great mess of the Epic Store with Death Stranding for free at Christmas continues to hold the court on social networks and on the most popular gaming forums. According to what was claimed on Weibo by the Chinese division of Epic Games, the chaos generated by the version of Death Stranding as a gift would have been caused by an intern.
In the post shared by Epic Games on China’s most popular social network, the American publisher and developer summarizes the ‘deed’ and, in publicly apologizing to all the players, explains that “an employee of Epic (currently an intern) entered by mistake Death Stranding Director’s Cut among free games. The agreement we had with the publisher of Death Stranding on PC stipulated that we would have to offer the standard version of the game for free, therefore it was our team who made this mistake. Currently we are in discussions with the publisher about the effects of this issue. We are truly sorry for the error made and apologize to all those who were unable to get the Director’s Cut of Death Stranding for free.”
In addition to the inelegant accusation with indirect admission of the guilt of the Epic Store intern, the dispute that arose between Epic Games itself and the publisher of the PC edition of Death Stranding, 505 Games, also emerges from Epic’s social post, based on the non-compliance of the agreements which provided for the distribution at zero euro of only the basic version of the Kojima Productions post-apocalyptic blockbuster.