The war between the two gaming digital distribution platforms is heating up. Epic Games, who were behind the incredibly popular Fortnite, recently opened their online game distribution store thus ending up at loggerheads with Steam. Steam, owned by Valve Corporation, has been around since 2002 and is one of the most successful online game distributors around. A much anticipated game Metro Exodus, was opened up for a pre-sale post and many users were eagerly waiting for the game to be launched in February 15th.
But as it turns out, the post-apocalyptic shooter will only be exclusive to The Epic Store. The game will be exclusive to the platform till 2020. [...]
Epic Games, the company that brought the famous Fortnite game to our consoles, laptops and even phones, are now all set to launch their own game store. Steam is currently one of the biggest game stores in the world with over 150 million users. If Epic games does start a game store, they will compete with big players like Steam and GOG. The company has also revealed that it won’t just be selling games that have been made using their own Unreal Engine. This indicates that there will be games made using competing game engines such as the popular Unreal Engine. A popular game made in the Unreal Engine is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), which is a direct competitor to [...]
Epic Games made Fortnite available for Android last month on the 9th of August. Launched on the Samsung flagship Galaxy Note 9, the sandbox survival game has now hit 15 million downloads. After being confined to iOS and console for a long time, the game is now proving its mettle on the Android platform. A blog post by Epic Games reveals that the Fortnite has reached 23 million players on Google’s mobile. The Blog reads, “While we are in an invite-only phase for Android, our conversion from players being invited to playing is similar to that of the iOS beta”. However, the game is still not available on the Google Play Store. Fortnite fans have to visit the Epic [...]