Epic has entered the world of digital game stores, with the new Epic Games Store. As most people know the biggest online gaming store is Valve, and will now be the direct competetor to Epic Games. The new store will be apart of the Epic Games Launcher on Windows and Mac. The new store is available now, along with the store there is 14 total titles in store with only 2 of them currently available.
- Ashen by A44 and Annapurna Interactive (now available)
- Darksiders III by Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic (available Dec. 14)
- Genesis Alpha One by Radiation Blue and Team17 (coming soon)
- Journey by thatgamecompany and Annapurna Interactive (coming soon)
- Hades by Supergiant Games (now available)
- Maneater by Tripwire Interactive (coming soon)
- Outer Wilds by Mobius Digital and Annapurna Interactive (coming soon)
- Pathless by Giant Squid Studios (coming soon)
- World War Z by Saber Interactive (coming soon)
- Subnautica by Unknown Worlds (available for free from Dec. 14 – Dec. 27)
- Rebel Galaxy Outlaw by Double Damage Games (coming soon)
- Satisfactory by Coffee Stain Studios (coming soon)
- Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild (now available)
- Super Meat Boy by Team Meat (available for free from Dec. 28 – Jan. 10)
The biggest selling point for developers is going to be the split on revenue they will get. Epic has stated that the new store is offering an 88/12 percent. All that adds up to is a better cash out for developers, letting them keep most of the money made from selling their titles with Epic. On top of this it will be a great bonus for indie teams as the store will not take the 5% royalty fee on games made using the unreal engine.
Not only has Epic decided to get into this market, recently we talked about the Discord game store, which also offers a monthly payment that unlocks free games for its clients. Time will tell what happens with the new online game store, and after all the success that Epic has had, maybe devs will look at releasing, and selling games on the new client.