Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Epic Games’ store is now open, promises a free title every fortnight

Epic Games’ store is now open, promises a free title every fortnight

It was only unveiled a few days ago, but the Epic Games Store is officially open for business.

It'll be interesting to see if Epic can take a bit out of Steam's giant slice of the market.

The store only contains three purchasable games, so isn't ready to knock Steam out just yet. The Pathless, the new game from the makers of Abzu, is so far only listed for Epic. The first will be Subnautica, available between 14 and 27 December 2018, and the second Super Meat Boy, between 28 December 2018 and 10 January 2019. That's why Epic Games is making them an offer they might not be able to refuse. You can grab a free copy of Unreal Tournament or Fortnite to start playing those games by Epic Games right away.

The launch lineup of non-Epic games features the early access debut of Hades, a roguelikelike dungeon-crawler from Bastion and Pyre mob Supergiant Games, Ashen, an action-RPG about unknowingly roleplaying an NPC, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, the prequel to 2017's first-person sneaker.

If you've played Fortnite, you likely have an Epic Games account, which is what you need to log in to the Epic Games store. That's not necessarily abad thing.


On top of new games, it's now confirmed that acclaimed PlayStation exclusive Journey is heading to PC via the Epic Games Store, published by Annapurna Interactive.

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.

Epic said it would charge less commission for listing games, so more cash would be returned to developers. It probably won't stay that way for long as it gets more crowded and ambitious.

The left margin of the storefront is reserved for links to your game library, current downloads, and friends list, but that's it. For now though, it's frankly a nice break from the cacophony of distractions and attention grabbers everywhere else on my computer and the internet.

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