The trailers during 2018’s Game Awards show were basically a coming out party for Epic Games’ new PC game store. Announcing that store with its bigger revenue cut to developers also seemed perfectly timed with Steam’s changes to its revenue cut favoring more successful games. Epic is ready to hit the ground running with some big names on its store, but I’m wondering what it’s gonna bring to this competition based on the kind of company Epic is.
At first glance Epic is just the latest in a line of the industry’s biggest PC game publishers separating from Steam because their games are popular enough to survive without the exposure of Steam’s front page, and names like Supergiant games, Journey, and Satisfactory along with the free games every two weeks are just content to get the ball rolling. I really do think Epic, as a development tool company, really might approach this differently. Continue reading