Today Epic Games announced that it partnered with a number of digital stores to add keyless integration on the Epic Games Store.
The partnership includes Fanatical, Green Man Gaming, and Genba Digital, which join the Humble Store, which has had this kind of integration since last year.
This means that you can purchase games digitally on those stores and via a link to your EGS account, have them appear directly in your library, without needing a download key.
Apparently, more of these partnerships will come in the future.
General manager of the Epic Games Store Steve Allison accompanied the press release with a comment:
“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our partnerships to allow for keyless purchases with third-parties.
Continuing to find ways to support developers and offering them ways to reach a wider audience, all while receiving a fair share, is important to us.”
Fanatical managing director Craig Jonhson also commented:
“Fanatical strives to give shoppers a fantastic array of digital products to choose from, and this partnership with Epic will most certainly strengthen that. We’re excited to be providing our customers with quick and easy access to fantastic titles – direct to their Epic Games Store library.”
Genba Digital’s CCO Claire Ralley had her own comment to share:
“Genba Digital is delighted to partner with Epic to offer a centralized keyless solution to the GENBA network and provide Epic content in this secure way to our partners.
Security has always been paramount to us as a distributor, so this collaboration helps us to remain at the forefront of innovation in this area.”
Last, but not least, here’s the comment from Green Man Gaming CEO Paul Sulyok.
“We are delighted to be working with the Epic team to implement an API for direct access to the extensive Epic Store game catalogue,” said CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming, Paul Sulyok.
At Green Man Gaming we’ve always believed in the magic of games, and it seems that now more than ever we could all use a little interactive distraction.”
Incidentally, Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for free on the Epic Games Store.