Our Thoughts On The Epic Games Store

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Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, a game we have not gotten into at all, has their own PC game store. Considering the PC gaming scene is dominated by Steam, seeing another store pop up is going to make things a bit interesting.

I enjoy Steam though I know there are a lot of people out there happy that Steam is getting some competition. I’ll be honest – I don’t pay too much attention. Steam works for me so I like it. So, I don’t know why people complain. However, I do think it’s cool there will be more than one store. This means more games for us.

I haven’t really heard many complaints about Steam itself — rather, I don’t pay much attention — but a little healthy competition would keep both Steam and the Epic Games Store accountable when it comes to their customers. Both companies will want to continue to work to be the best they can be due to the competition. Epic Games is still a small store, though, so it will be interesting to see how it grows.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the Epic Games store grows. I don’t care about Fortnite at all, but I have nothing against the company itself. Even though it’s small for now, they seem to have a decent selection of games so far. I downloaded Subnautica, which is free until December 27. That’s a game I’ve seen others play and have wanted to try myself. Also, Hades is in early access, which was announced at The Game Awards.

Hades was actually the game that made us interested enough to go and check out the Epic Games store. While I wasn’t thrilled with seeing the store in my browser — I ended up having a horizontal scroll bar because the resolution wouldn’t fit my laptop’s screen — as it just looked like a block of multiple game’s screenshots, it looked cleaner in the Epic Games Launcher.

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The Epic Games Launcher looks similar to Steam in a way with the Library of games, Friends, and more. However, it’s a lot more bare than Steam, obviously. Also, seeing the screenshots of the games seems a bit overwhelming and “messy,” but it’s definitely more eye-catching than how Steam is set up. Since there are so little games on the Epic Games store, I think it works for now. Once more games are added and there’s a lot though, I can’t imagine it’ll look as pretty.

Right, I understand that the Epic Games Launcher is still new and they’re trying to showcase what few games they have so far, but I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing more organization on their part. A search bar, categories for genre and price, that sort of thing.

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I’m sure they’ll get to that soon enough. I’m interested to see how they grow and I’m certainly curious to see what kinds of games they’ll be showcasing.

Have you checked out the Epic Games store? What are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. From what I’ve heard it’s going to be some stiff competition for Valve. Epic have a lot of eyes on their storefront already thanks to Fortnite, plus they’ve already arranged some exclusive deals. The key thing is that Epic have said they’ll take (I think) a 15% cut of sales compared to Valve’s 30% meaning developers will be more drawn to them. If Epic can sort out a well curated storefront then they’re onto a winner.

  2. I downloaded Epic’s launcher, browsed for a few minutes, and exited it :). All of my games are on Steam and I already have a bunch of launchers for other games. If you play Ubisoft games you need Uplay, EA has Origin, Bethesda has Bethesda.net, and Blizzard has Battle.net. I don’t need another launcher and since I already own Subnautica (great game btw) I didn’t feel the need to download it on Epic’s new launcher. I’ll keep my eyes on it though because right now it’s bare boned and doesn’t even have forums like Steam does.

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