Epic Games store exclusive

Lately there has been trend that Epic games has bought the games so they will release exlusive to their store. First Metro exodus and now Phoenix point. The problem is that these games first say they are going to release also in Steam and GOG etc but then threw it away. Whats your oppinion? I think that Epic games isn’t doing wrong here but developers should be more allert what consumers are thinking. For example Phoenix point is really **** for doing this and how they are handling it.

I am of the mind that competition in the store space is likely better for both consumers and developers. I know having multiple installers annoys some people, but leaving the entire space of mainstream game sales to one or two main sellers (and a handful of legitimate and grey market re-sellers) seems like it is only good for the actual store owners themselves.