Epic Games digital store takes aim at Steam

06 December, 2018, 04:20 | Author: Lynette Payne
  • Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store

"By matchmaking creators with developers, the Epic Games Store makes it easier for players to discover games, and rewards content creators for their efforts". Steam, by comparison, takes 70 percent, and made headlines this past Friday by introducing a new system in which best-selling games would improve their revenue share to 75 or 80 percent upon reaching sales thresholds of $10 million or more.

Tomorrow kicks off season 7 of Fortnite, which is taking the world map to a far colder place, and those who pick up the season 7 battle pass will gain immediate access to Creative Mode. There's a lobby too.

But with the new Creative Mode, you'll be able to do a lot more than that.

Season 6 is drawing to a close and players are wondering when Season 7 is due to begin in Fortnite.

But the big new addition is Creative mode, which will reportedly let players customise their own islands.

Obviously, the studio didn't want to share any of its earnings with Google, which was a surprise considering Fortnite was already available on the Apple App Store.

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The company has said that they will reveal more details on December 6th, at The Game Awards in Los Angeles. 'Now that we've built such a store, and Fortnite has brought in a huge audience of PC gamers, we're working to open it up to all developers'. Speaking to Variety, Epic boss Tim Sweeny confirmed that Unreal Tournament 4 was no longer in active development.

Epic Games used the official Fortnite Twitter account to reveal the date, and also confirm the theme.

Calling it a "Steam rival" would be more than just a trite comparison, as Epic's own announcement features a chart directly comparing the price cuts of its store vs Steam's.

When does Fortnite Season 7 Start? Epic Games, the people behind behemoth moneymaker Fortnite, is making it a focus with the launch of their own storefront.

Launching as part of Season 7 on December 6, Creative allows players to turn their attention to creating content on their gaming PC rather than just consuming it. 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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