Epic Games will give away free cross-platform Fortnite tools to developers

Yolanda Curtis
March 22, 2019

Fondaumière also said they chose the Epic Games Store for two reasons, the first being the larger share of the revenue, and the second is that as the store is curated which means the games will get more exposure.

It's also been bashed for its rather anemic launcher, and the company posted a road map recently that shows the steps it will be taking to rectify the lack of features relative to Steam's. Epic Games hit the stage at GDC 2019 and, during the "State of Unreal" segment, revealed the new Chaos physics system.

Image credit The Outer Worlds
Image credit The Outer Worlds

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We could expect all singleplayer-driven games from Private Division to come to the Epic Store since games like The Outer Worlds don't have live services or microtransactions. "We're super stoked to see this result, and one thing we can say for certain is Epic Games Store is sure to make many hundreds of millions of dollars for our development partners this year".


Beyond that, the Epic Games Store will be adding achievements, multi-game sales, a loyalty program of sorts, and a social overhaul. Customers can link their Humble Store accounts to the Epic Games store for direct purchasing. We know Remedy is making another game outside of Control, and this too could be on the Epic Store. Subnautica was downloaded 4.5 million times while it was free, and current freebie Slime Rancher looks like it'll beat that download count by the time its free run is up.

Metro Exodus is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.



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