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Epic Games Store Rocked at Its The Game Awards 2018 Debut

08 December, 2018, 07:01 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • ‘Hades’ Is The Latest Isometric Action Game From Supergiant

"Bastion" and "Transistor" developer Supergiant Games revealed its latest project at The Game Awards on Thursday.

Installation requires elevation but holds no surprises.

Subnautica is out December 14 and will be free for two weeks after launch, while Super Meat Boy is dropping on December 28 and will also be free for a fortnight. Even with its generous revenue split for developers, competing with Steam is going to be an uphill battle for Epic Games.

If they can persuade those triple-A publishers who haven't yet begun publishing PC titles on their own stores, like Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Microsoft, then the outlook for Steam may be worse than anyone could have imagined just a short while ago. At its most popular, about 8 million people were playing the game at one time. That means that developers get 70% of profits while game and app stores get 30%. Developers get 88 per cent of the the money that comes in from sales of their games on the platform.

But while that revenue split might draw more game creators to the store, right now it's extremely small and simplistic.


A friends system is supported, however.

I'd consider the Store beta for now as it lacks many features that most gamers expect from a games store. This is not too dissimilar to EA making select games free on its Origin store.

Services on PS4 and Xbox One as well as Twitch and EA's Access all dole out games for the price of a regular subscription, but Epic is offering their freebies without any monthly subscription fee.

Epic Games says it is "funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out".

If you've played Fortnite, you likely have an Epic Games account, which is what you need to log in to the Epic Games store.

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