Epic Games planning to open its own game store to compete with Steam

Gare – Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:12 PM
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Epic Games has announced its own game store called the Epic Games Store, hoping to offer developers a better deal compared to Steam. For games sold through the Epic Games Store, Epic is only taking 12% of the revenue, with the rest going to the developer; additionally, the company will also cover the 5% engine royalty if the game in question was made with Unreal Engine – an overall better deal compared to Steam, where 20-30% of a developer’s revenue goes to Valve. Epic’s platform aims to help video content creators, streamers and bloggers as well, who can earn a share of the revenue from sales made through referrals, the rate of which is set by the developer – what’s more, Epic will cover the first 5% of revenue sharing in the first 24 months to help people get started.

The Epic Games Store will be out for PC and Mac soon, and will be coming to Android and other open platforms in 2019.

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