This thread is dedicated to providing news and updates concerning the Epic Games Store for the SG community.

On December 6, 2018 Epic Games launched the Epic Games Store. Their goal is to deliver high quality games as well as give developers a better deal by giving them 88% of the money spent on the game rather than 70% like most games store do. If the game uses the Unreal Engine Epic Games will cover the 5% engine royalty out of their 12% as well.

The Epic Games Store now supports 30 different regions(130 countries total). They are working on adding more but that will take time. They've also changed their refund policy: Unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and 2 hours played. You can read about it here.

NEW - Some of the new features coming to the Epic Games Store are:

  • Cloud Saves - They are scheduled to be arriving sometime in February.
  • Achievements - They are expected to be added by the end of this year.
  • Reviews - They are planned but there's no current ETA.
  • Download Speeds - Choice of download speeds are planned but there's no current ETA.
  • In Game Item Unlocking - Planned but no current ETA. (Possibly not tradeable)

NEW - Some features that will NOT be coming to the Epic Games Store are:

  • Guides
  • Cards
  • Friends list importing from other clients

Exclusive Titles For The Epic Games Store(no time limit)

Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek by Tinybuild Games is currently the only Exclusive title that has launched. Trailer

The Pathless by Giant Squid Studios. Watch the trailer

Journey by thatgamecompany and Annapurna Interactive. Originally this was launched on the Playstation 2 back in 2002 and earned 14 awards. The game is finally coming to PC in 2019 as an Epic Store Exclusive. Watch the trailer

Dauntless will be an exclusive to this PC store and launching in April 2019 as mentioned at The Game Awards. It has yet to appear on the Epic Games Store. Trailer

The Walking Dead: Final Season can now only be bought on the Epic Games Store. Episode 3 was just released. Trailer.

The Division 2 by Ubisoft. Ubisoft has just removed The Division 2 store page from Steam and announced that they have entered into a partnership with Epic Games. It's currently available for pre-purchase on both the Epic Games Store as well as Uplay and will be releasing on March 15th. The Division 2 will now only be sold on The Epic Games Store and Ubisofts own client, Uplay. Ubisoft has stated that their partnership doesn't just stop with The Division 2 as they will be releasing more titles that will be coming to the Epic Games Store this year.


Timed Exclusive Titles(12 months)

Satisfactory leaves Steam and will now be a timed exclusive title to the Epic Games Store. A dev from Coffee Stained Studios has posted a video giving a little insight as to why this took place. Trailer

Genesis Alpha One was one of the first to change directions from their Steam launch to being a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Originally the title was set to launch at the end of January in 2019 on Steam and the dev team let the Steam community know the situation. It's currently available for pre-purchase and will be launching on January 29, 2019. Trailer

The much anticipated sequel to Rebel Galaxy, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will also be a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store for at least 12 months. You can find the post concerning this on their website. Trailer

Hades by Supergiant Games has launched in Early Access on the Epic Games Store. Trailer

Ashen by A44 and Annapurna Interactive has launched on the Epic Games Store and the studio has changed their Steam store page release date from 2018 to TBD. Trailer

Maneater by Tripwire Interactive has changed their plans to launch Steam and decided to become a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store. Launch will be in the Q1 of 2019. Trailer

Super Meat Boy Forever by Team Meat will be launching in April 2019 as a timed exclusive. Trailer

World War Z by Saber Interactive will also be launching as a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store.
Here's a couple trailers for those curious about the game Trailer 1 Trailer 2


Games On The Epic Store And Steam

Darksiders III by Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic. This title is available for purchase for $59.99
Subnautica by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. This title is available for purchase for $24.99
Super Meat Boy by Team Meat. This title is now available for purchase for $14.99
Gorogoa by Annapurna Interactive and Buried Signal has just launched for sale on the Epic Games Store. Trailer
Donut County by Annapurna Interactive and Ben Esposito has just launched for sale on the Epic Games Store. Trailer
My Time At Portia by Team 17 and Pathea Games. This title will be $29.99 and launching on January 15th. Trailer


Store Listings That Haven't Announced Status On Exclusiveness
There's 1 title that's left that appears on the Epic Games Store that have not revealed if they will be exclusive, time exclusive or if they will be on other stores as well.

Outer Wilds by Mobius Digital and Annapurna Interactive. Launch in 2019. Trailer


A Free Game Every Two Weeks
What Remains of Edith Finch will be free till January 24th. It currently has an Overwhelmingly Positive steam purchase review rating out of over 10k reviews. The game has also landed several highly respected awards the past 2 years. Best Game at the 2018 BAFTA Game Awards, as well as 3 Best Narrative awards. One at GDC 2018 Choice Awards, one at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards and one at The Game Awards 2017.

The Jackbox Party Pack will be the free game after What Remains of Edith Finch. It will be free starting on January 24th till February 7th. It currently has a Very Positive rating out of over 800 Steam reviews. This is the first one of five in the series of Jackbox packs. This title includes 5 different well known multiplayer party games, You Don't Know Jack 2015, Fibbage XL, Drawful, Word Spud and Lie Swatter.

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I don't care what venue the game is on.

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Update

What Remains of Edith Finch will be free from January 10th to January 25th. It currently has an Overwhelmingly Positive steam purchase review rating out of over 10k reviews. The game has also landed several highly respected awards the past 2 years. Best Game at the 2018 BAFTA Game Awards, as well as 3 Best Narrative awards. One at GDC 2018 Choice Awards, one at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards and one at The Game Awards 2017.

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They are killing it with the free games and store exclusives.. Wonder for how long will it go like this..

2 weeks ago
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The only reason I have the Epic Launcher installed is because I play Fortnite: Save the World. If I didn't play that, I would never install it. I don't see this bringing about "healthy competition", all I see it bringing is more exclusivity.

Also, Tim Sweeney recently Tweeted this.

We’re working on a review system for the Epic Games store based on the existing one in the Unreal Engine marketplace. It will be opt-in by developers. We think this is best because review bombing and other gaming-the-system is a real problem.

2 weeks ago
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They gave away Subnautica, that got me to install the client. Steam needs competition, badly. I'll support them. I'm sure I have the head space for 2 launchers instead of 1.

2 weeks ago
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What Remains of Edith Finch is a game I have been interested in like forever. Glad I'll be able to play it.

2 weeks ago
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Same here. I had heard about it but had forgotten about it, too
Finally tried it and finished it already. Its quit awesome

1 week ago
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they can give anything for free but no reviews, no game forums to ask helps etc. This gamestore is garbage right now compared to all the things steam offers. Yeah, they take only 12% from developers but that not visible on prices, still looks same as steam, so not good for customers, same prices, less services. For me this looks like a plan for get money with minimal effort, so for even less effort what steam/valve doing.

+review system coming but it will be optional for developers only? so they can "hide" reviews if it becomes bad and game full bugged so buyers cant be warned by other buyers?

while the current game (Edith Finch one) is on my wishlist i wont take it on this site as this store looks very bad for me in its current shape.

2 weeks ago
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I'm still giving priority to GoG, but when big titles wich the companies doesn't accept release over there releases on Epic too them they will be my choice. Steam needs to shrink.

2 weeks ago
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Update

Available For Purchase
Gorogoa by Annapurna Interactive and Buried Signal
Donut County by Annapurna Interactive and Ben Esposito

Upcoming Launch
My Time At Portia by Team 17 and Pathea Games. This title will be $29.99 and launching on January 15th.

2 weeks ago
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I've just added trailers next to most of the games for those curious about what the games are about.

2 weeks ago
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THe division 2 is exclusive to ubisoft and epic stores.

2 weeks ago
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Thank you.

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UPDATE

Maneater will be releasing in Q1 of 2019.

Ubisoft has just removed The Division 2 store page from Steam and announced that they have entered into a partnership with Epic Games. It's currently available for pre-purchase on both the Epic Games Store as well as Uplay and will be releasing on March 15th. The Division 2 will now only be sold on The Epic Games Store and Ubisofts own client, Uplay. Ubisoft has stated that their partnership doesn't just stop with The Division 2 as they will be releasing more titles that will be coming to the Epic Games Store this year.

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Getting an email about failed log attempts (wasn't me) already, anyone else?

1 week ago
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I get them every day. I ignore them since they happen so often.

1 week ago
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Did you just recently create an account for the Epic Games Store?

1 week ago
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A few weeks ago when they announced the free games.

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UPDATE

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Super Meat Boy is now up for sale on the store.

FREE STUFF
You can now grab What Remains of Edith Finch for free till January 25th.

The Jackbox Party Pack was just announced as the free game after What Remains of Edith Finch. It will be free starting on January 24th till February 7th. It currently has a Very Positive rating out of over 800 Steam reviews. This is the first one of five in the series of Jackbox packs. This title includes 5 different well known multiplayer party games, You Don't Know Jack 2015, Fibbage XL, Drawful, Word Spud and Lie Swatter.

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They just added regional pricing for 30 regions (130 countries) It's much cheaper here in Brazil than current US prices. Hades is now $10. The Division 2 - $40...
They also changed refunds to unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and under 2 hours played.

1 week ago
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This. This is what we need, actual regional pricing. It's the only thing that can compete with Steam.

1 week ago
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Thanks for the info I'll add it to the thread.

1 week ago
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I honestly love that there are now not one, but two competitors aiming to dethrone Steam - both the Epic Games Store and Discord Store have a good chance to make a dent in the market. I am rooting for them solely for the sake of market health and forcing Valve to be on their toes, especially after recent missteps.

I don't mind timed exclusives; 12 months goes quickly by after all.

Both for permanent and timed exclusives, well... Just go to the Epic store and buy them, then - if you really want to play a game that shouldn't be a problem and you're supporting a healthy market.

1 week ago
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So you're happy that Epic is turning the PC into 'console wars', where we'll have to have a PC full of bloatware just to play all our favourite games?

1 week ago
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No I prefer us to only have Steam's dictatorship and to have them ration us games... <<< Extreme opinion for no reason.

What's with the extremity of your opinion? I obviously outlined why I support the situation - doesn't mean it doesn't have downsides or that I am unaware of them.

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i am steam fan, but that update of epic about region pricing and unlimited refunds sounds good, but do they offer free key generation for devs? this sites like humble sell keys that you activate on steam and steam doesnt get anything for that but still host the game in their system, i mean how much steam takes of that 12$ monthly bundle?

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Just finished What remains of Edith Finch on Epic Store. Interesting game.

1 week ago
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Doesn't What Remains of Edith Finch count as a game that's on both Epic Games and Steam?

1 week ago
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Yes it's on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. I'm confused as to why you are asking though.

1 week ago
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question: do games on epic games launcher, once downloaded, need the launcher to be running and connected online to any epic server? not meaning Fortnite or other multiplayer stuff, interested in single player stuff

1 week ago
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Offline games do not require the launcher.

1 week ago
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"If the game uses the Unity Engine Epic Games will cover the 5% engine royalty out of their 12% as well."
I believe Epic Games develop Unreal Engine not Unity ;)

1 week ago
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LMAO! Oops. Yeah I need to fix that.

Fixed. Thanks :)

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Not that I'd buy The Division 2, but it's the same price on Epic and Uplay. Since I already have Uplay, seems silly to add another launcher to pay the same price.

Hello Neighbour appears to be $6 more on Epic than Steam for me. Darksiders 3 is the same price. Subnautica is the same price. If these four represent the entirety of the Epic store, it reinforces my decision to skip it and wait for the silly timed exclusives on games I want to expire.

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Those complaining about that 70:30 are retarded. It's far way more than half the price, a clear majority. They made and are maintaining and managing and offering a #1 renowed selling platform with dozens of millions of users daily and some people act like it's owed to them and publishers should have 100% just because and 70% is somewhat garbage. Those platform-exclusives are also garbage if they're permanent. Publishers know that most people are on Steam and pissed off to have to keep track of different platforms for their games.

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The Walking Dead Final Season: Episode 3 is out now

TWD Episode 3 Trailer

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UPDATE

What's coming to the Epic Games Store

Cloud saves will be coming in February.

Achievements are expected to be added by the end of the year.

Reviews are planned but there's no current ETA.

Choice of download speeds but there's no current ETA.

In game item unlocking(possibly not tradeable) but there's no current ETA.


What's not coming to the Epic Games Store

Guides
Cards
Friends list importing from other clients

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