Epic Games confirms it's launching its own store

Epic Games launches online store to compete with Valve’s steam Store

Epic Games, maker of Unreal Engine and games such as Unreal Tournament, Fortnite or Gears of War, announced that it will soon launch an online games store. The new season is scheduled to kick off this Thursday, December 6, and developer Epic Games has been building up excitement by sharing a series of teaser images each day leading up to it. The same could happen for Fortnite-the game's system offers similar flexibility alongside more complex mechanics like advanced movement and third-person shooting.

Epic frequently licenses out its Unreal Engine to other studios where it's used to make games such as Soul Calibur VI, Mutant Year Zero and Evasion.

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According to the initial post, developers who publish games via the Epic store will receive a flat share of 88 percent of their sales revenue. Furthermore, Epic is trying to score extra points by not having royalty tiers, a jab at Steam's recently announced sliding-scale royalty table.

'As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players, ' claims Epic Games founder and chief executive Tim Sweeney, of the plan.

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store

Speaking to MCV, Sweeney said, "We believe that creators, both games developers and content creators, are responsible for the game industry's enormous growth and vibrance, and should earn the lion's share of industry revenue". It's been a conundrum for many digital storefronts and doesn't appear to be going away.

Have a Direct Relationship With Players People who buy your games automatically subscribe to your newsfeed so you can reach them with game updates and news about upcoming releases. The company notes that it won't allow paid ads in search results, either. Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently.

You may have noticed from all this past-tense talk that it's just not happening anymore.

A YouTuber by the name of Lachlan was initially invited to Epic Games' HQ to record some new footage for some new features coming to the game.

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