Epic Games Store Release Crashes Without Files Called "Steam"

Joanna Estrada
February 9, 2019

Axiom Verge became free on the Epic Games Store this week, which naturally resulted in a lot of downloads.

The bug's been reported on Twitter and the game's official subreddit - a few times.

Axiom Verge players may have experienced a dramatic glitch that was causing the game to crash when entering an area. Users on ResetEra did some digging and found out that a specific filed named "Steam.xnb" was missing from the game's directory. Both Tom Happ and Sergey Galyonkin (creator of Steam Spy and current employee at Epic Games) apologized for the error and not getting far enough in the uploaded version of the game to encounter the crashes before they appeared for the public.

Axiom Verge allows players to battle with almost 70 unique creatures and very big screen-filling bosses, comes with a Speedrun Mode, features more than 900 unique, interlocking rooms, gobs of unique tools and abilities, loads of weapons, as well as tons of health/power/attribute upgrades.

Whether that is the truth or a cheeky jab, the problem has been fixed.

This particular file doesn't actually have anything to do with Valve's storefront, it's instead a sound effect created to play whenever steam pipes are in the level. Amusing how a small change can wreak havoc, though.

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