SAN FRANCISCO – At a presentation of the Game Developers Conference today, Epic has announced a number of new titles that would come exclusively on its Epic Games Store platform in the coming months.
Among the acquisitions made by the Epic store, the main ones are a selection of Quantic Dream games. Former PlayStation exclusives Heavy rain, Beyond two souls, and Detroit: Becoming human will only come on the PC for the first time via Epic Games Store, said Epic. After an investment by the Chinese gaming giant Netease, Quantic Dream announced in January that it would begin to consider platforms beyond the family of PlayStation consoles.
Epic also announced the extension of its partnership with Ubisoft following Division 2The recent exclusive publication on the Epic platform. "Several major versions for PC" from Ubisoft will arrive on Epic Games Store, according to the announcement, but details regarding the nature of these titles will have to be known. Ubisoft will also add some earlier catalog titles to the free games program of Epic Games Store, which offers a new free title every two weeks.
Other exclusive titles coming out of the Epic Games Store include:
- After the party night school studios
- Control of Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games
- The cycle from YAGER
- Intrepid from Phoenix Labs
- Titan Industries of Brace Yourself Games
- Journey on the wild planet Typhoon Studios and 505 Games
- Livestock from Chump Squad
- Phoenix Point from Snapshot Games
- The flowing city from Frogwares and Bigben
- Spellbreak from Proletariat Inc
- Solar ash of Heart Machine and Annapurna Interactive
Epic now has 85 million PC players using Epic Games Store, a figure certainly motivated by Fortnitemassive base of players. To give an idea of the number of these users who are actively seeking other games on the platform, Epic says that free games like Subnautica and Slime Rancher have been downloaded 4.5 million times in the store.
Epic also revealed that Deep Silver Metro Exodus, which was launched exclusively by Epic on PC, is sold 2.5 times better in the first weeks of its predecessor Metro last light done on Steam, says Epic. As a reminder, Tim Sweeney, of Epic, explained to Ars that a similar comparison for console versions only showed 1.5 times more sales than the last game in the series. We have to wonder if the recent Epic-based price reduction of the PC version had anything to do with that.
Epic Games Store was launched in December with a plan to attract developers by reducing all game sales by 12%, compared to the default 30% reduction in Steam. After an extremely limited launch lineup, the digital showcase is slowly being expanded to include a few dozen titles available today.