One of the criticisms players have leveled at the Epic Games Store since it launched in December is that it’s pretty bare-bones compared to Steam. Epic plans to address its store’s threadbare feature set, and has published a roadmap that lays out what the company wants to add to the store over the next year.
Small developers are losing confidence that Valve is earning its 30% of Steam sales, according to a new survey. In 2017, 39% of developers agreed that Valve had earned its share, but that number has dropped to 11% in this year’s survey. Lars Doucet, who has run this survey for three years, is quick to note that these results are not scientific – but they do put numbers to issues developers have lately been in heated discussions over.
Epic’s new game store aims to be a major competitor to Steam, and today it’s launching with three surprises from big-name indie developers to get things started in style. The Unreal and Fortnite publisher also detailed some of what you can expect in the future, and those titles include – finally – a PC port for the gorgeous Journey.