A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.
Epic Games said that its Epic Games Store has gotten off to a good start as the company tries to provide an alternative store in PC games to Valve’s Steam store.
Epic more than 85 million players in its PC ecosystem, said Steve Allison, head of the Epic Games Store, in Epic’s session at the Game Developers Conference.
Subnautica was downloaded 4.5 million times in two weeks as a free title in the store. Slime Rancher was also released for free and it was also downloaded 4.5 million times.
The Metro Exodus exclusive on the Epic Games Store did 2.5 times more sales of previous game Metro: Last Light, on the rival Steam store. Allison said that developers would make hundreds of millions of dollars on the Epic Games Store.
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 debuted both on Uplay and on the Epic Games Store.
New titles include Dauntless, Spell Rage, and The Cycle (by Yager). Take-Two will also take Obsidian’s sci-fi title The Outer Worlds and Ancestors to the Epic Games Store.
Humble Bundle has raised $145 million for charity, and the Humble Store will also host a number of the same titles, as Allison said that Epic doesn’t want to create just another “walled garden.”
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties