Epic Games Store has launched: Massive Rival to Steam Revealed

‘Hades’ Is The Latest Isometric Action Game From Supergiant

Epic Games says it is "funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out". You can grab a free copy of Unreal Tournament or Fortnite to start playing those games by Epic Games right away.

It seems as though these efforts have slowed in recent months, as Gaylonkin's day job as Epic Games' director of publisher has been to help craft the Epic Store.

Most of the others displayed are listed as 'coming soon, ' but Epic is looking to drive momentum by giving out a new free game every two weeks during 2019. After that, it's Super Meat Boy from December 28th to January 10th. With Hades, we knew we really wanted to create a game we could develop in partnership with the community, and from talking to the folks at Epic, we realized their store would be the ideal place to conduct our latest experiment.

Services on PS4 and Xbox One as well as Twitch and EA's Access all dole out games for the price of a regular subscription, but Epic is offering their freebies without any monthly subscription fee. Even with its generous revenue split for developers, competing with Steam is going to be an uphill battle for Epic Games. That's regardless of how much their game sells, or how big the studio is.

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. Epic Games have managed to wangle some other upcoming hot exclusives too, including PlayStation darling Journey and Coffee Stain's first-person factory-builder Satisfactory (which has scrapped its plans for a Steam release). "We think developing 'Hades" in Early Access is key to making it the best game it can be, which is our goal", it said.

The latest announcement also shared some important notes about how this will work, including what it means for developers.

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