Epic Games kept themselves busy, the Epic Games Store was finally launched, Epic revealed its decision to launch a competitor on Steam earlier this week, and Epic was successfully launched after a sensation within a week. So I count on them when they come.
Epic does not have a huge library of games today. But gaming studios say there are a lot of games in the pipeline, some from Hades, a new Supergiant Games “pre-launch experience” for $ 19.99.
Hades reminds me of several Supergiant game titles, namely Transistor. If this game is the successor to the Transistor’s soul, I can assure you that there will be great music, scenery and story. So you should be in another great freelance site.
Among other titles, Fortnite and Unreal Tournament are hugely popular in Epic, both of which are free, and more games are expected to launch soon.
One of the salient features of the store might be the free game it offers, so Epic Games decided to release the game for free every two weeks. So, you get 2 free games without spending a cent every month.
The first two free games, Subnautica and Super Meat Boy, Subnautica will go on sale from December 14 to December 27, and Super Meat Boy will go on sale from December 28 to January 10.
The most surprising fact about the Epic digital game store is the margin that Epic sets for itself, with Epic Game only 12 percent of each game’s sales. This is good news for gaming studios. But this is bad news for Steam.
There is a monopoly in the digital game market, so the price sets a low. Game studios have no choice but to follow the rules as they don’t have much choice.
Valve, the parent company behind Steam, is trying to change Steam’s price policy, and Valve will continue to cut sales by 30% to less than 10 million game studios, and that number has decreased to 25% until the studio. The game’s revenue will reach 50 million, of which the share will be reduced to 20 percent.
Epic Games appears to be a hit. But the success of Fortnite, the game, whether we like it or not, is a milestone in the gaming industry. The saga goes its own way. Although it pulls the official app from the Google Play Store.
The decision will cost Google nearly $ 50 million in 2018, and Epic Games will offer Android apps from its official website. Despite a clear decision, few people can guess that Epic will enter direct competition with Steam.
Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we have now and we are ready to share it with other developers.”
Epic is the only game studio that has managed to eliminate Steam’s Behemoth, all due to the popularity of Fortnite, with the game making $ 2 million a day in the summer, so Epic took a big risk. And it seems to be paying off.
It’s a big win for both consumers, thanks to free games and greater profit margins for game developers, as Discord launched the game store in August, and it was a surprise that no one knew there.
Once more games are released on the Epic Play Store, this will be the beginning of the end for Steam.
Currently there is a small selection of games available, including Hades, a new game from Supergiant Games in mode. It’s a “pre-launch experience” for $ 19.99, Epic’s Fortnite and Unreal Tournament, and both are free, but Epic says there’s more to come. In particular, the store will be offering free games every two weeks, starting with Subnautica from December 14th to 17th and Super Meat Boy from December 28th to January 10th.
All in all, this restaurant is still in its infancy. But you can imagine Epic trying to add more meat to the bones. It stands to reason that the company aims to capitalize on the phenomenal success of Fortnite, which is expected to earn up to $ 2 million per day in the summer, creating a destination for gamers. In fact, the big clue came from the decision to skip the Google Play Store and introduce Android apps directly from the website, a move that is expected to cost Google around $ 50 million in 2018.
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, told TechCrunch in an emailed statement earlier this week: “As developers, we ourselves want a platform with great economics that connects us directly.