Epic today officially launched its game store, stating that its goal with the store is “to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal.”
At the moment the store only hosts six titles, out of which only three are third-party: Hades by Supergiant Games, which was announced as an early access title at The Game Awards; Ashen by Annapurna/A44, which just released on Xbox as well; and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild. The other three titles available on the store are Epic Games’ own Shadow Complex, Unreal Tournament and, of course, Fortnite.
There’s an entire list of titles coming soon to the store as well, such as:
- Darksiders III by THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games
- Satisfactory by Coffee Stain
- Outer Wilds by Annapurna Interactive and Mobius Digital
- Rebel Galaxy Out Law by Double Damage
- Journey by Annapurna Interactive and ThatGameCompany
- Super Meat Boy Forever by Team Meat
- Maneater by Tripwire
- World War Z by Saber Interactive
- Genesis Alpha One by Team17
The Epic Games Store will also be making available one free game every fortnight for the entirety of 2019, all paid for by Epic. Subnautica is the first game that will be available for free, starting from December 14 until December 27. It’s unclear whether it will be free to keep forever, or if it will only be free to play during those two weeks. Super Meat Boy will be the next free title, starting from December 29 until January 10 of 2019.
In its initial announcement from earlier this week Epic said that it intends to expand the store to platforms beyond PC, such as Android. Clearly, there’s a lot planned for this venture and with the money being poured into it, Epic’s investment seems unquestionable.
Epic Games Store is available to browse at https://store.epicgames.com/ with a beta launcher available to download.