Friday, 14 December, 2018

Epic Games Store is live and promises free games every fortnight

‘Hades’ Is The Latest Isometric Action Game From Supergiant Supergiant Games Announces Hades, Available Now In Early Access On The Epic Games Store
Kayla Schwartz | 08 December, 2018, 07:02

So far, only three games from other developers are available, but Epic plans to expand the list quickly. While their "hand-curated set of games" only includes four you can actually buy right now, one of them is the surprise new game from the makers of Bastion and that's not a bad coup.

On top of new games, it's now confirmed that acclaimed PlayStation exclusive Journey is heading to PC via the Epic Games Store, published by Annapurna Interactive.

After being announced a few days ago, the Epic Games Store is now live!

Far Cry Embraces a New Dawn in February 2019
Left unattended, the Highwaymen will retake them and increase security, upping the difficulty each time you come a-knockin'. Given that we only got Far Cry 5 this February, the news of a standalone sequel comes as somewhat of a surprise.

It's available now in early access on the new Epic Games Store for $20. And of course Fortnite is in there. "We think developing 'Hades" in Early Access is key to making it the best game it can be, which is our goal", it said. Not that a Steam page is a guarantee. Being as transparent as legally possible with both developers using the platform and the general public continues Epic's stance against abuse of the market, something which Gaylonkin has stated was made possible by Valve's secretive stance.

Epic Games launched the company's game store today; the company will make free games available every two weeks on the Store.

The other notable thing about the Epic Games store is its revenue split with game developers, which is closer to the generous terms of an itch.io than it is with Steam. Either way, the PC games space just got a bit more interesting. The scloosies, obviously. It's not Steam, which I know is a plus to some. The first two games slated to be free on the Epic Games Store are Subnautica and Super Meat Boy from December 14 to December 27 and December 28 to January 10 respectively. And you get a rosy glow from knowing developers will get a bigger share of your purchase than they would if you bought it on Steam.

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