In other words, the "Epic Games Store Tax" on developers is just 12 per cent.
As for what the Epic Games Store will do to lure over consumers, the Fortnite-creator says it will offer a free game every two weeks throughout the entirety of 2019, and that Epic itself will be funding these fortnight-long free periods.
If you're wondering why devs might be inclined to snub Google in favor of a market newcomer, the answer is unsurprisingly money.
Back in September, Epic reported that Fortnite has around 78.3 million active users, with a peak concurrent player count of 8.3 million. The new season is scheduled to kick off this Thursday, December 6, and developer Epic Games has been building up excitement by sharing a series of teaser images each day leading up to it. No tiers, no thresholds, no special conditions. Epic Games warns that there's still plenty of work to be done. It's been a conundrum for many digital storefronts and doesn't appear to be going away. Ferguson himself is seeking damages of a to-be-determined sum and for the court to block Epic Games from using, selling, displaying the alleged infringing Fortnite emote. This is typically in exchange for a 5 percent share in the game's royalties, but for an Unreal game's sales on the Epic store, Epic has promised to cover that royalty out of its 12 percent share. Players can host limited time servers or even leave them up for others to join.
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In addition to all the major games software companies setting up their own Steam-like game clients, Valve is also facing increased competition from GOG and Discord, the latter of which is widely used by PC gamers to talk to teammates during online cooperative and other games.
In an attempt to make its store a more attractive proposition for developers and content creators, Epic will also implement a "Support-A-Creator program" that aims to bring influencers and marketers together. If you opt to participate, creators who refer players to buy your game will receive a share of the revenue that you set (tracked by code or affiliate marketing link).
As a developer, you control your game page and your newsfeed. The company notes that it won't allow paid ads in search results, either.
We've built this store and its economic model so that Epic's interests are aligned with your interests.