Believe it or not, the Epic games launcher on PC is not used just for Fortnite. Games like Paragon (RIP), Unreal Tournament, and Shadow Complex have been on the launcher for years. The common theme here was that these were games developed using the Unreal Engine and/or made by Epic themselves. Now Epic wants to expand to allow more games and other open platforms according to our source.
The big thing here is that Epic is open to bringing in games made with different engines as well, like Unity for example. If you do use the Unreal Engine, Epic will waive the engine royalties on money made through the store. Epic has even said they are open to putting PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the store, despite their recent issues over copying their game for Fortnite. On top of all of that, Epic wants to give 88% of revenue to developers, compared to Steam which plans on dropping their cut to 25%.
Do you think Epic can make legitimate waves to be a competitor like Origin and Uplay? We will see how many game devs will hop on board in 2019.