Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Epic Games to Launch its Own Digital Store This Month

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store Epic Games is launching an Android game store in 2019 with 88% revenue share
Lori Graves | 06 December, 2018, 04:18

Epic is essentially pulling an "Anything you can do, I can do better" to the same store it scorned.

You've still got a few more days to complete the Season 6 challenges before it ends on December 6. With more than 200 million players worldwide, the game makes around $300m a month for its developer, most of that from in-game purchases of skins and emotes. On top of that, if the title uses Epic's Unreal Engine, then Epic will cover 5% of the royalty for using the engine out of that 12%. The Epic Games storefront will also be curated by hand, rather than by algorithms or paid advertising.

Unlike Steam, the Epic Games Store will not host any kind of community forums, instead opting to reach customers through a news feed. Epic basically serves as the middleman between streamers and YouTubers, helping developers to get the word out about their games and creators to get a revenue share.

Reports on 2 Milly's decision to take legal action against Epic Games surfaced Thursday when the rapper posted a couple of articles confirming the intention to sue. However, you won't be excluded if you use Unreal 4. Epic says that in its time as a developer, dependent upon other online stores it has always sought fair economics, and a direct relationship with players - and this is what it claims to do with its upcoming eStore.

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It is nearly certain that Epic's store won't have games from Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, and other game developers or publishers that operate their own Store.

The aim of the tweaks to the Steam commission structure is to provide a bigger incentive for the big games companies to stick with the platform, rather than set-up their own. It will mostly focus on the technical side of things and general quality.

However, if previous seasons are anything to go by, we would expect the game to go offline at 9am in the UK.

It is unclear how gamers will benefit from the Store as Epic Games has not revealed anything about the Store's functionality and features. But think of the llamas, won't you?

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