Fortnite’s amazing success has been a catalyst in Epic Games that creates their own game store, and now they are almost ready to launch it.
In a move they claim to have been five years at work, Epic Games intends to bring their games directly to their customers using their online platform – Epic Games Store.
As seen with the Epic Games Launcher on both Mac and PC, the developer has built up a Steam system that supports many payment methods and their success with Fortnite has laid the foundation for working for the new development.
In an official statement on the Unreal Engine website, the founder of Epic Games Tim Sweeney said: “As a developer ourselves, we wanted two things: a shop with fair economy and a direct relationship with players. you want it too! “
Sweeney confirmed that the new Epic Games store will start with a hand-curated set of games to start with but he expects it to open channels with other platforms like Android under next year .
The intention of creating the store, he says, is to promote the cause of the developers. In order to give developers an idea of how Epic Games intends to achieve this goal, the founder has published the following revenue platform.
Epic Games presents their revenue plans for other developers.
Therefore, any developer who wants to use the Epic Games Store will access 88% of the game’s revenue and transfer 12% to Epic Games. Epic will also pay for 5% motor royalty for sale on its platform, an attempt to obviously stimulate developers to board.
From the information released by Sweeney today, developers seem to be able to use any engine they choose and still be able to work with the Epic Games Store.
The plan appears to show a rather lucrative suggestion for future developers, but whether the model will be sustainable in the long run and being able to compete with Steam is an issue they must answer.