Super Meat Boy Forever release window set, will be Epic Store exclusive for a year

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Super Meat Boy Forever will be out in April 2019—and it will be an Epic Store (opens in new tab) exclusive for a year, developer Team Meat has confirmed.

The release window was announced at yesterday's Kinda Funny Games Showcase in a new trailer (above) that shows off some of the levels and bosses you'll face. Remember, unlike the original it's an auto-runner—but as Tyler wrote when he played it (opens in new tab), that's not a bad thing.

Super Meat Boy creator Tommy Refenes confirmed Epic Store exclusivity on the game's official Discord channel (opens in new tab). "Super Meat Boy [Forever] is coming to Steam April 2020, a year after it launches," he said, adding that the new store was "desperately needed to get Steam to give a shit".

"I understand people don't like change but...the end result of this will mean better games for people. It maybe more launchers [for players], sure, but a small price to play for a developer community that doesn't feel like they have one choice on PC.

"I would have put it on [the Epic Store] eventually anyway and I'm glad to make it exclusive."

Super Meat Boy Forever isn't the only game favouring Epic's new store—as I wrote yesterday (opens in new tab), one upcoming Epic Store game isn't going to sell on Steam at all, while others are pushing back their Steam releases.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.