@Zumi81 said in Any Specific Release Date For Late May?:
Question why do some people care about it being on Steam so much instead of the Microsoft store? Its built into windows 10 for one so its not like you have to download anything to use the MS store. If anything you download it once from the store and it will open like any other program you have on your PC don't have to go through a launcher like steam just open and play the game it seems better to me.
I play FFXIV and there is a steam version of it and from what I heard its worse than the stand alone windows version cause it takes longer to start because you have to launch it through steam.
Another reason in addition to people using an older version of Windows is that with Steam, steam does all currency exchanges for developers/publishers when it comes to DLC/etc. Meaning people from the EU/etc. will have an easier time buying premium/etc. Currently, people have to change their billing address / etc. to do that on the Microsoft Store, which is fine if you don't get anything physically from the store. But some debit/credit cards don't do currency exchanging like VISA does.
With my VISA Debit card, it allows me to purchase products directly from sites that only accept JPY (Japanese Yen), Euros or GBP (Gold British Pounds.) Such as DLSite and GAME. In fact, it's the reason why I could buy someone who lives in the UK game time for FFXIV as a gift. Since the Square Enix Store, much like the Microsoft Store, locks you into your region/country's version of the store. (So I had to buy said game time from GAME's website.) There's a fee that VISA charges when you do this, and is done automatically, and is only shown on your Bank/Card's transcript/account rather than on your receipt.
If more card companies were willing to offer this service as a standard, then we wouldn't have to worry about such silly things.