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Feb 11, 2019 7:47 AM 2+ mon ago

Epic Games Store vs Steam: battle of the online stores

Epic made quite a few ripples when it opened its digital game store back in December. Tantalising developers with a generous 88% profit share (as opposed to Steam's 70%), the Fortnite publisher nabbed exclusivity deals for some notable new games. Meanwhile, it's reeling in droves of gamers by offering a free game every, ahem, fortnight to those who use the store.

But recently those ripples amassed into a full-on tidal wave when Epic announced that big-name shooter Metro Exodus would be exclusive to the Epic Game Store until 2020. Some called it a dirty trick, others called it good business. Either way it made using the Epic Store that less bit avoidable.

So with the Epic Store brute-forcing its way into our taskbars, we decided to compare it with Steam - the de facto platform of PC gaming. What works, what doesn't, and ...

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Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam

Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam

arstechnica.com     2+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Jan 28, 2019 5:00 pm UTC A screen from Metro: Exodus or an artist's conception of Steam's future storefront if there trends continue? Epic Games and Deep Silver ...

Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam

Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam

techradar.com     2+ mon ago

Ubisoft announced that its upcoming title, After this year i.e. on February 14, 2020 Metro Exodus will be arriving on the Steam storefront, although customers who h...

Epic Games Store to keep nabbing exclusives, even with titles already on Steam

Epic Games Store to keep nabbing exclusives, even with titles already on Steam

techradar.com     2+ week ago

Epic is planning to continue snagging exclusives for its online games store, regardless of any potential game's status with Steam. This revelation was tweeted by Epic's chief exec...

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

arstechnica.com     4+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Dec 7, 2018 2:40 am UTC PC gamers accustomed to the literally thousands of new games that flood Steam every year may be surprised that Epic is launching its recen...

Should PC games cost less on Epic?s Games Store?

Should PC games cost less on Epic?s Games Store?

arstechnica.com     2+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Jan 29, 2019 8:49 pm UTC Yesterday's news that Deep Silver's Metro Exodus is moving from Steam to Epic's Games Store was notable for what it says about Valve's po...

Epic undercuts Steam with new store that gives devs more money

Epic undercuts Steam with new store that gives devs more money

arstechnica.com     4+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Dec 4, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Over the years, we've seen a lot of new PC game platforms try to make a dent in Steam's market-dominating position. Epic Games announced i...


Battle Between Steam and Epic Games Store Gets Bloody Over Metro Exodus

Battle Between Steam and Epic Games Store Gets Bloody Over 'Metro Exodus'

geek.com     2+ mon ago

Last year when Epic revealed the Epic Games Store, a PC video game marketplace designed to give the Steam monopoly the first real fight of its life, we thought things would get ugl...

Fortnite Creators Challenge Steam With Epic Games Store

Fortnite Creators Challenge Steam With Epic Games Store

geek.com     4+ mon ago

Here's a radical thought. If you suddenly start making of ton of money, maybe instead of just hoarding it you can use your newfound wealth and comfort to help others, to make your ...

Steam Spy Creator Talks about Epic Games Store

Steam Spy Creator Talks about Epic Games Store

n4g.com     4+ mon ago

N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering...

Why the Epic Games Store is a Threat to Steam

Why the Epic Games Store is a Threat to Steam

ign.com     3+ mon ago

This article was originally published on Dec 7, 2018 after the Epic Games Store's launch, but has been repromoted and updated in light of news that The Division 2 will launch on Ep...

The Rise of Epic Games Store & How It Spells Doom for Steam

The Rise of Epic Games Store & How It Spells Doom for Steam

n4g.com     3+ mon ago

With The Division 2 being released exclusively on Epic Games Store, it looks like Epic might have a better edge. Will Epic win over Valve? If you ask most pc gamers, they would sa...

The Division 2 is skipping Steam in favor of the Epic Games Store

gamasutra.com     3+ mon ago

Ubisoft's upcoming shooter The Division 2 is launching on both Ubisoft's Uplay Store and the Epic Games Store on PC, making it one of the first triple-A releases to bypass Steam in favor of Epic's fle...

Metro Exodus will skip Steam for Epic Games Store

Metro Exodus will skip Steam for Epic Games Store

venturebeat.com     2+ mon ago

Valve has long dominated the PC digital store landscape with Steam, but Epic Games is taking a run at competing with the juggernaut. Metro Exodus is the latest major PC title ...

After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games On Steam

After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games On Steam

kotaku.com     2+ mon ago

It's been a heck of a week for everyone involved with post-apocalyptic survival shooter series Metro. On Monday, the latest game in the series, Metro Exodus, became an Epic Games S...

Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam

Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam

arstechnica.com     2+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Jan 28, 2019 5:00 pm UTC A screen from Metro: Exodus or an artist's conception of Steam's future storefront if there trends continue? Epic Games and Deep Silver ...

Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam

Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam

techradar.com     2+ mon ago

Ubisoft announced that its upcoming title, After this year i.e. on February 14, 2020 Metro Exodus will be arriving on the Steam storefront, although customers who h...

The Epic Games store is already luring indie studios away from Steam

The Epic Games store is already luring indie studios away from Steam

digitaltrends.com     4+ mon ago

The Epic Games store only went live last week during The Game Awards, but there already are signs that it could be the first true threat to Steam. In the short time that it's been ...

3 Reasons Why Steam Should Be Sweating over the Epic Games Store

3 Reasons Why Steam Should Be Sweating over the Epic Games Store

n4g.com     4+ mon ago

A new challenger is approaching the arena of digital distribution: The Epic Games store. As if having the biggest game in the world wasn't enough. Android Commerce Epic Games Fort...

Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store

n4g.com     4+ mon ago

N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It's part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today's pop culture. ...

Epic Games takes on Steam with its own fairer game store

Epic Games takes on Steam with its own fairer game store

theverge.com     4+ mon ago

Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite and the widely used game-making software Unreal Engine, is about to start selling other companies' games, too. Epic is launching a new online ...

Observation will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, Steam page pulled

gamasutra.com     3+ week ago

No Code's upcoming game Observation will be released on PC and PS4 on May 21st, but with a slight change in plans. The game previously had a Steam store page, implying it would release on that platfo...

Epic will continue to sign Steam games to exclusive store deals

engadget.com     2+ week ago

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Epic Games will take on Steam with its own digital store

engadget.com     4+ mon ago

Epic Games will take on Steam with its own digital store Developers will keep 88 percent of revenue instead of the typical 70 percent. ...

The Division 2 comes to Uplay and Epic Games Store ? but not Steam

The Division 2 comes to Uplay and Epic Games Store ? but not Steam

venturebeat.com     3+ mon ago

Jeff [email protected] January 9, 2019 9:00 AM Oculus founder Luckey: Rift S lenses won't fit 30% of users You can preorder The Division 2 on Uplay and Epic Games Store beginning t...

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store With The Division 2 PC Release

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store With The Division 2 PC Release

gamespot.com     3+ mon ago

3. Marvel's Iron Man VR, No Man's Sky VR, And More In PlayStation's First State of Play - GS News Update 9. Nintendo Direct-Like Streams Coming To PS4 And Xbox One - GS News Updat...

Deep Silver ditching Steam to launch Metro Exodus on the Epic Games Store

gamasutra.com     2+ mon ago

Deep Silver has partnered with Epic to exclusively launch the PC version of Metro Exodus on the Epic Games Store, and will discontinue sales of the game on Steam later today (though all existing pre-o...

Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store

Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store

n4g.com     4+ mon ago

Eurogamer: Epic has announced plans to take on Steam with a PC games store of its own. The Epic Games Store features an eye-opening 88/12 per cent revenue split. Nothing to sweat ...

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store, Starting With The Division 2 PC Release

Ubisoft Abandons Steam For Epic Games Store, Starting With The Division 2 PC Release

gamespot.com     3+ mon ago

2. Marvel's Iron Man VR, No Man's Sky VR, And More In PlayStation's First State of Play - GS News Update 9. Nintendo Direct-Like Streams Coming To PS4 And Xbox One - GS News Updat...

The Epic Games Store is live

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Epic Games Store launches with handful of games

gamasutra.com     4+ mon ago

It was only unveiled a few days ago, but the Epic Games Store is officially open for business. Epic launched its fledgling marketplace last night, and anyone curious to see how the much discussed Ste...

The Cost of Convenience and the Epic Games Store

The Cost of Convenience and the Epic Games Store

n4g.com     4+ mon ago

Good opinion piece. At the end of the day anything that can make the leader take notice and improve their stance to the benefit of the end consumer (at any level) its ...

Epic Games Store to keep nabbing exclusives, even with titles already on Steam

Epic Games Store to keep nabbing exclusives, even with titles already on Steam

techradar.com     2+ week ago

Epic is planning to continue snagging exclusives for its online games store, regardless of any potential game's status with Steam. This revelation was tweeted by Epic's chief exec...

Metro Exodus ditches Steam for Epic Games store, Valve calls it unfair

Metro Exodus ditches Steam for Epic Games store, Valve calls it 'unfair'

cnet.com     2+ mon ago

Steam preorders will still be fulfilled, but the game costs $10 less on Epic's rival storefront. The Epic Games store seems like it was custom built to take on Steam, and the fled...

Epic Games Store Has Some Epic Faults

Epic Games Store Has Some Epic Faults

n4g.com     2+ mon ago

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Epic Buying Timed Exclusives for Epic Games Store

Epic Buying Timed Exclusives for Epic Games Store

n4g.com     3+ mon ago

From GameWatcher: "Epic Games Store is, according to a recent translation of a podcast featuring Sergey Galyonkin, Director of Publishing Strategy at Epic Games, straight-up purcha...

Epic Store influences developers to pull Steam releases

gamasutra.com     4+ mon ago

Some game developers are pulling their upcoming releases from the Steam page entirely, or choosing to make their titles a timed exclusive with the Epic Games Store. This comes after Valve announced l...

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

arstechnica.com     4+ mon ago

by Kyle Orland - Dec 7, 2018 2:40 am UTC PC gamers accustomed to the literally thousands of new games that flood Steam every year may be surprised that Epic is launching its recen...

Switch? Steam? Indie Devs Pick the Best Online Store

Switch? Steam? Indie Devs Pick the Best Online Store

n4g.com     2+ mon ago

Steam is leagues ahead of the Switch when it comes to indies and a huge game catalogue. They will not change anytime soon. They're talking about the individual online store moreso...

Why the Epic Games Store Controversy Makes Sense

Why the Epic Games Store Controversy Makes Sense

n4g.com     1+ week ago

The Epic Games Store controversy is bringing some much-needed competition to the world of PC gaming, so why do so many people have a problem with it? Borderlands 3 Commerce Epic G...

Spellbreak is the Next Epic Games Store Exclusive

Spellbreak is the Next Epic Games Store Exclusive

n4g.com     2+ mon ago

Sonyslave312h ago(Edited 12h ago) Day one for me I think this have the chance to be the best battle royal on the market. ...

The Epic Games Store is Not Our Savior

The Epic Games Store is Not Our Savior

n4g.com     1+ mon ago

''So, let's preface this with the statement I think everyone secretly knows, but often doesn't put out in the open. Steam, as in the client, and Valve, as in the company, are colle...

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