Epic Video games goes all-in on its technique of signing unique video games.
Epic Video games is doubling down on its technique of signing builders to offers to convey their video games to the Epic Video games Retailer as both full or timed exclusives.
A spokesperson instructed PC Gamer that Epic has extra exclusives on the best way in 2021/2022 than it is ever had in complete. “We’ve extra exclusives coming within the subsequent two years than we’ve printed to this point,” a spokesperson stated.
PC Gamer estimates that there have been greater than 100 titles which have launched on the Epic Video games Retailer as exclusives in some kind or one other for the reason that platform launched in 2018.
The positioning reported that there are about 21 titles which were introduced as exclusives for the Epic Video games Retailer however have not launched but, so it seems there will probably be many, many extra bulletins to return sooner or later to fill the hole.
In 2020, Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney stated Epic’s pursuit of exclusives, whereas controversial, has been extremely profitable for Epic. The exclusives have pushed a huge amount of revenue for the nascent gaming retailer and have helped it get off the bottom. Sweeney has been open in discussing how Epic will proceed to pay for exclusives to proceed to eat into Steam’s marketshare and develop its personal retailer.
Even with out paying a developer to convey their sport solely to the Epic Video games Retailer, builders are already incentivized to take action because of the retailer’s developer-friendly revenue-sharing mode. Epic solely takes 12 p.c of sport gross sales, giving 88 p.c again to the studios. This share is rather more favorable than than conventional 70/30 income break up that exists on Steam and different PC and console platforms, in addition to iOS.
One other technique that Epic has employed to assist convey individuals over to the Epic Video games Retailer is to present away video games for free-and this nice offer is continuing in 2021.