updating: As promised, Title of the submarine adventure Subnautica Now offered for free to all those who choose to register and use the storeEpic Store. This is a relatively recent game with an official value of $ 25 - so this is a definitely worthwhile opportunity that justifies an investment of a few minutes in the process, for us.
Original Article: The surprise launch of the Epic Store along with some exclusive titles will try to subdue the endless amount of the platform from home Valve Through an emphasis on better conditions for developers
After successfully making its Unreal Engine for generations one of the most popular choices among game developers and making Fortnite a huge success with over 200 million registered players thanks to the free free side Battle Royale mode from the main component of the title - Epic Games seems ready For a big new challenge. Get to know the The Epic Store, Which leaps into a field in which competitiveness is very high.
Recently we have heard on several occasions complaints about the business model of Steam, Which cuts a respectable share of 30 percent of all gaming revenue in it (with an emphasis on small and independent indie developers) - which also led to the announcement by parent company Wallab of a change in approach, which will gradually reduce the amount of commission on successful titles, to 25 percent after revenue worth 10 Million and to 20 percent after accruing revenue of 50 million.
This is not generous enough for Epic, which proudly announces a commission share of only 12 percent that it will charge the creators, while 88 percent of the revenue will go back to the developer or distributor according to the existing economic model for each title individually - with the emphasis on profitability for titles Unreal Engine First and foremost, where 5 percent of revenue above the $ 10,000 threshold is transferred to Epic Games in addition to the high revenue percentages of Steam, What does not exist inEpic Store Where 12 percent commission will be the maximum amount charged regardless of the economic performance of the product.
The designer store features a modest number of works at this time, including Epic's own titles such as Fortnite itself and the free Unreal Tournament (slowly dying) - though the highlight is titles that are exclusive to this platform, at least for a limited time, including the action-survival title Ashen which is already available alongside definitely positive reviews, and future games such as Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory and also Hades: Battle Out of Hell, from the hit creators Bastion and Transistor. There is also a free title distribution planned for next month (and maybe beyond), to attract as many new users as possible, with the great Subnautica available from next Thursday at no cost at all, and the addictive Super Meat Boy offered to all registered users starting December 28th.
The Epic Store joins Experience of the popular gaming platform Discord FightSteam With the help of its own store that also went live just a few months ago - and although the future of the world's largest gaming store is unlikely to be in jeopardy at this point, we certainly hope the challenge will lead to changes in perception and attitude that will ultimately benefit both consumers and creators.
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