Epic Games Store: direct Steam competition

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"As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players", said Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney in a prepared statement.

"Unreal Tournament" is the ninth installment in a first-person shooter franchise created by Epic Games and Digital Extremes in 1999.

The relationship with game developers seems to be the Store's main selling point.

While Epic's deal for developers is better than corporate rivals, it's worth nothing that the indie-focused Itch allows developers to choose their own cut.

Steam took off in 2006 when it was opened up to non-Valve games, a process accelerated with its Greenlight initiative in 2012 to encourage independent developers to publish their games on Steam.

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Last week, Valve announced changes to the revenue split within the Steam Store, cutting its take as a game's profit steadily increases.

The Epic Games Store is set to launch at a nebulous date of "soon" and will feature a handful of curated games for Windows PC and macOS. This arrangement should bring a lot of game developers to the Epic Games Store because a lot of games are made using Unreal Engine nowadays. However, you won't be excluded if you use Unreal 4. Epic will cover the first 5% of creator revenue-sharing for the first 24 months. The math is quite simple: "we pay around 2.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent for payment processing for major payment methods, less than 1.5 per cent for CDN costs (assuming all games are updated as often as Fortnite), and between 1 and 2 per cent for variable operating and customer support costs".

With the Epic Games Store, Epic will be taking only 12% of the revenue from developers, leaving them with a far more substantial 88%.

Epic's Nick Chester would later tell fans that the big Game Awards announcement wasn't linked to Season 7. Maybe we will finally see some competition when it comes time to find quality video games to play on Android. The company says it'll add more games and open the Store on Android and "other open platforms" after the initial launch. Studios are free to run their own community spaces and link to them on the Epic Games Store if they so please.

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