Fortnite dev Epic Games is launching a Steam rival, teases bigger reveal

Epic to Go Head-to-Head with Steam as It Opens Its Own Game Store Platform

To top it off all engines are indeed welcome, so it's not like developers will be forced to use the Unreal Engine to create and list games on the marketplace.

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 initial announcement has drawn attention and praise from throughout the video game industry for a surprisingly thorough and favorable arrangement for publishers, particularly independent publishers, on the platform.

The Epic Games Store should launch on PC and Mac computers. Games that generate between $10 million and $50 million in revenue will only see 25% of that revenue taken by Valve. Contrary to other stores, Epic Games promises to give developers 88% of the revenues while keeping 12% for overhead.

Moreover, developers that use the Unreal Engine and who normally have to pay a 5% royalty will be exempted from paying that royalty, as Epic will take its 5% cut from the 12% store commission. For the first 24 months, Epic Games will cover the first 5% of the Support-A-Creator program to get it off the ground.

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It is unclear how gamers will benefit from the Store as Epic Games has not revealed anything about the Store's functionality and features.

"Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently", Epic Games said. The latter is still nearly twice as large as Epic Games' commission.

Details about its "hand-curated" launch lineup are promised to debut at the Game Awards conference this coming Thursday.

Steam is a massive platform and it's hard to imagine Epic will wipe it out completely, but they're making the right steps to counter Valve's goliath sales machine. Geoff Keighley notes that you should "keep your game close", which means it's likely this'll be something that immediately affects the game itself - maybe an in-game event or update. It's no secret the Play Store is absolutely stagnant when it comes to discovery, with the majority of releases taking a backseat to the many large developers conveniently provided all of the prominent real estate.

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