Epic Games might be more well-known for the likes of Fortnite, but it seems the billion dollar company is going to be pushing hard to create competitors for the likes of Steam.
It’s store page, creatively titled The Epic Game store, is now live and there’s already quite a few titles on there, including Supergiant Games’ Hades, which was shown earlier this month at The Game Awards 2018.
Interestingly, the Epic Games store will be giving away one free game every two weeks throughout the whole of 2019, meaning you can get yourself two free games a month for the whole 12 months.
— Epic Games (@EpicGames) December 4, 2018
The freebies will kick off on 14th December to the 27th, when you’ll be able to pick up Subnautica.
From 28th December – 10th January you’ll be able to get Super Meat Boy, which is a very exciting freebie to get you over those post-Christmas blues.
Other games coming to the Epic Games store include Darksiders 3 by Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic (14/12/ 18), Genesis Alpha One by Team17, World War Z by Saber Interactive and one of the greatest games in the history of gaming – thatgamecompany’s Journey.
It’s like the new game store is going to get a lot of love from indie developers.
According to GameInformer, the new digital PC store from Epic hopes to pull game devs away from Steam by giving them 88% of the revenues, keeping just 12% for itself.
Right now, Steam usually takes around 30% of revenue from devs, meaning Epic Games would be seriously undercutting them with a move like this. With such potential savings for game developers, it’s easy to see why they’d want to publish their game on an Epic store page.
Are you excited for the unprecedented move from Epic Games?