The Epic Games Store is now live and so is the recently-announced pc-exclusive (for now, it seems) title, Hades, from Supergiant Games.
Earlier this week, Epic Games announced their own store, appropriately titled the Epic Games Store, and while they won’t say it, they’re out for Steam’s lunch. In an update made on the site today, Epic Games made mention of the fact that they give developers more than 70 percent of the cut, something other stores — ahem Steam — can’t say.
“The Epic Games store is now open, featuring awesome high-quality games from other developers,” the update reads. “Our goal is to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal: they receive 88% of the money you spend, versus only 70% elsewhere. This helps developers succeed and make more of the games you love.”
As stated, the Epic Games Store will give developers 88 percent of the money consumers spend.
Announced during the 2018 Game Awards, Hades, Supergiant Games’ newest game, is available now exclusively on the Epic Games Store. Similar to Bastion and Transistor, Hades is an isometric game with a focus on combat. This time, though, it seems death will happen often. It’s important to note that this title is in early access.
Ashen and a prequel to Hello Neighbor, dubbed Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek, are available as well.
Epic Games Store users will be available to download a free game — not just any free game, but likely, a game of Epic Games’ choosing — every two weeks in 2019.
“The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019,” the update reads. “Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th.”