The Epic Games Store is live

The Epic Games Store is live

Epic employee Sergey Gaylonkin has stated that his time gathering data as SteamSpy has proven useful in designing the store, enabling the company to eventually "give developers way more information about their games than SteamSpy ever could".

And if you're not quite ready to drop money on a new gaming platform, Epic Games has you covered. According to the publisher they'll provide two freebies a month, starting with Subnautica (December 14 through 27) and Super Meat Boy (December 28, January 10).

Supergiant Games, the developers of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre, announced their next game, Hades, at The Game Awards last night. Super Meat Boy, the brutally hard platformer, is up next from December 28th - January 10th. That's why Epic Games is making them an offer they might not be able to refuse. Only five additional games are available for purchase right now with more being listed as "coming soon".

Moreover, several games dropped their Steam pages entirely to appear only on the Epic Games Store.

Although Epic will now only sell the PC version of its games through the Store, it's more than just a way of accessing Fortnite or Unreal Tournament. Journey, the highly acclaimed PlayStation exclusive, is also due to release for the first time on PC via the Epic Games Store, though we don't know yet when that will be.

But I switched to linux pretty much after steam released proton, and damnit.they better have either a linux client or non-restrictive DRM on the game, or I'll pass on it. While Epic has said its storefront will get things like user reviews in the future, it'll be optional for developers and can be deployed on a per-game basis. What's more important, though, is that developers and gamers alike have only to gain from the situation.

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