The Epic Game Store has officially launched with a limited selection, but so far, it’s making waves.
The store was revealed earlier this week with Epic saying that it had more tricks to come as the company launched its own game store, similar to other competitors like HumbleBundle, Steam, and even the Discord Store. Epic Games calls it the Epic Games Store, which is a fitting name. The announcement came during The Game Awards yesterday.
The store officially went live during the show. The selection currently includes a healthy mix of games like Ashen, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, The Pathless, Outer Wilds, World War Z, Darksiders 3, and even the newly-revealed Hades from Supergiant Games. Upcoming games already have their place in the store so players can see what they’re getting later on.
But that’s not even the best part- Epic Games Store has promised to offer “users” a free game every two weeks. The first two games planned are Subnautica and Super Meat Boy, which will be free and up for grabs between December 14-27 and December 28-January 10, respectively. This kind of promotion will draw in new users guaranteed.
Whether this means anyone who’s an Epic Games Store account holder or users who’ve purchased something in the past, we don’t know. They may just literally be giving away copies of these games for anyone who has an account similar to other platforms like HumbleBundle. And if they keep this up, this is a great way to get more exposure and thus potential customers.
I mean, those are two AAA titles and they’re giving them away for free. That’s how you make headlines. We’ll have to see how this turns out. Subnautica is an awesome game and if it’s really free, I’ll definitely be a fan of the store. We’ll keep you updated.