As promised, the publisher Epic Games has today opened the doors of its online store with a small selection of PC games on the shelves.
The developer of Fortnite hopes to popularize Valve steam shop with its new store, but it will not be an easy run. To this end, Epic offers developers a better deal on sales and, finally, Android titles.
The store will also be releasing a free game every two weeks until 201
The store has a minimalist surface that seems almost threadbare compared to Steam. The individual playlist pages are very extensive in screenshots and contain nothing more than a brief description, trailer and hardware requirements. There are not any features like customer reviews, geospecific prices, related titles, a wishlist or even a search feature yet – but I expect that this will change soon.
Epic currently has titles from smaller studios: There is Ashen by Annapurna / A44, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild and Genesis Alpha One by Team17. Of course, you'll also find games from your own stable, including Shadow Complex Remastered and Fortnite . Darksiders III by THQ Nordic (19459007) (already on Steam) is on its way, and Hacks by Supergiant Games is available at an early start.
It will be interesting to see if Epic can get a lot out of Steam's huge market. Better sales deals may attract developers, but player engagement will be a big challenge. But yes, competition!