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The Epic Games Store Announced
4 December, 2018
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Epic Games has just announced their new project that combines a store with fair economics, and a direct relationship with players. Soon the team will launch the Epic Games store, and “begin a long journey to advance the cause of all developers.” The store is said to launch with a hand-curated set of games on PC and Mac, and then the store will be open up to more games, for Android and other open platforms as well throughout 2019. 

All Developers will earn 88% with no tiers or thresholds. Epic will take 12%. In case you’re using Unreal Engine, Epic will “cover the 5% engine royalty for sales on the Epic Games store, out of Epic’s 12%.”

Here are some more details:

Have a Direct Relationship With Players

People who buy your games automatically subscribe to your newsfeed so you can reach them with game updates and news about upcoming releases. The newsfeed is front-and-center.  You’ll also be able to reach your players through email, if they choose to share it.

Connect with Creators

YouTube content creators, Twitch streamers, bloggers, and others are at the leading edge of game discovery. The 10,000-strong Epic Games Support-A-Creator program helps you reach creators, so they can help you reach players. If you opt to participate, creators who refer players to buy your game will receive a share of the revenue that you set (tracked by code or affiliate marketing link). To jumpstart the creator economy, Epic will cover the first 5% of creator revenue-sharing for the first 24 months.

Developers Control Their Game Pages

As a developer, you control your game page and your newsfeed. There will be no store-placed ads or cross-marketing of competing games on your page, and no paid ads in search results.

All Engines Are Welcome

The Epic Games store is open to games built with any engine, and the first releases span Unreal, Unity and internal engines.

When You Succeed, We Succeed

We’ve built this store and its economic model so that Epic’s interests are aligned with your interests.  Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently. From Epic’s 12% store fee, we’ll have a profitable business we’ll grow and reinvest in for years to come!

Epic Games

Get more details here. You can also check out Game Informer’s interview with Tim Sweeney answering question about the new store. 

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