Epic recently announced that they are willing to open their Epic Games store for third-party developers. Amidst the whole Steam crisis, Epic’s plan of taking advantage of Fortnite’s popularity has allowed them to offer developers to put their games in the spotlight alongside Fortnite.
After redeigning the new Epic Games store, Epic promised to deliver 88% of the cut from a sale compared to Steam’s 65% which makes all the deal so much more attractive for developers. This means that Steam and Epic would take 35% and 12% of the cut from game sales, respectively.
While Steam is certainly not willing to move their games to the Epic Games Store, we’re certain that a lot of the developers that are on Valve’s Steam would love to migrate over to the Epic Games Store given the advantages. Following the whole ordeal, Epic Games decided to reveal the first 15 titles making their way to the Epic Games store at The Game Awards 2018. Here are the first 15 games arriving in the Epic Games Store today.
- Ashen by A44 and Annapurna Interactive (now available)
- Darksiders III by Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic (available Dec. 14)
- Hades by Supergiant Games (now available)
- Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild (now available)
- Genesis Alpha One by Radiation Blue and Team17 (coming soon)
- Journey by thatgamecompany and Annapurna Interactive (coming soon)
- Maneater by Tripwire Interactive (coming soon)
- Outer Wilds by Mobius Digital and Annapurna Interactive (coming soon)
- Pathless by Giant Squid Studios (coming soon)
- Rebel Galaxy Outlaw by Double Damage Games (coming soon)
- Satisfactory by Coffee Stain Studios (coming soon)
- Subnautica by Unknown Worlds (available for free from Dec. 14 – Dec. 27)
- Super Meat Boy by Team Meat (available for free from Dec. 28 – Jan. 10)
- Super Meat Boy Forever by Team Meat (coming soon)
- World War Z by Saber Interactive (coming soon)
Over the course of Fortnite’s existence, Epic Games’ has immensely expanded their infrastructure to keep up with the demand for Fortnite. Not only have they immensely expanded their team, but they’ve also managed to get an incredible infrastructure up such as servers, updates, support and more in such a short period of time. Surely Fortnite isn’t going to live up to the hype forever, but being the developers of the Unreal Engine 4 engine and being the developers of the most popular game on the planet does make their intentions and plans all that much clear.