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Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store”

Epic struck gold with their free-to-play game, but it's seen their other games take a back seat. Obviously, this will benefit all the developers that are now using Unreal Engine 4 in order to create their games and Epic shared the following image in order to give us an idea of what it will be charging.

As far as game output goes, Epic Games is all about Fortnite Battle Royale. The announcement seemed to be aimed at bigger publisher seeking to release their games exclusively on their own launchers, like Activision-Blizzard and Bethesda.

For PC Games, steam is one of the largest stores now available. The Epic Games Store is launching soon with a collection of titles that will expand throughout 2019. The new tiered system adjusts the revenue share to 75%/25% and 80%/20% when game earnings exceed $10 million and $50 million on Steam. This arrangement should bring a lot of game developers to the Epic Games Store because a lot of games are made using Unreal Engine nowadays. If so, which do you use? Creators like YouTubers and Twitch streamers will be able to refer players to buy games on the store, where creators can earn money.

MCV talked to Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney about the new store.

"Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently", Epic Games said.

That means Epic Games takes only a 12% cut, which is nearly three times smaller than what Steam and Google Play Store charge most developers.

Big questions for the store include how will Epic curate the store and what games can get on. As a result of this, the company ended-up recommending users to install its game from outside the Play Store, including from third-party Android app stores.

Epic Games says more information about the store will be revealed at The Game Awards on Thursday, but for now says the store will first launch with a curated set of games with plans to open up to more titles next year. Once again, that's a right hook at Valve, whose Steam storefront has no referral program.

Creative will be a greatly expanded version of the existing Playground mode and allows you to build your own levels and create your own mini-games, in what sounds like nod to fellow child-friendly games such as Minecraft and Roblox.



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