Epic Games has announced the launch of their new online store, which is sure to delight gamers and Fortnite enthusiasts.
The company also adds they will have an 88- 12% split for developers when the shop opens on a date that has not yet been disclosed.
According to a statement from Epic, it will include a hand-curated set of games on PC and Mac and will open up more broadly to additional games and other open platforms throughout 2019.”
The first releases include Unreal, Unity, and other but the games are developed to allow any game engine in the store.
From what Epic Games has said, it will not take a profit from any of the games made with Unreal engine. Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder, and CEO said in a statement,
“As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players. Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers.”
The store has the Support-A-creator program and will reward those creators in their efforts of bringing forth exposure to game developers. The Game’s developer has said the store is meant to bring together players, content creators, and developers. The platform will bring crazy and epic ideas on board as all players will strive to bring out their best as they compete with one another — Epic Games is expecting enormous growth regarding creativity in the gaming industry.
According to a report released by Bloomberg, Fortnite has helped Epic Games become worth $8 billion. In October alone, Epic Games has earned $1 billion from in-game Purchases. In October; Epic Games bought the Helsinki-based anti-cheat company, Kamu.
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