Epic Video games has printed a roadmap of options coming to its newly-launched retailer over the approaching weeks and months.
On the horizon? Cloud saves (which Epic is concentrating on for Might), person evaluations, wishlists and mod help (all inside the subsequent six months).
Epic’s clear goal is to get its retailer in the identical place as Steam, besides with better content curation, presumably.
You may try the roadmap now, as a publicly viewable Trello board.
Coming within the close to time period, which Epic lists as the following one to 3 months, are the power to go looking by way of style and tag, a retailer web page redesign and the power for it to host movies, add-on buy checks, improved patch sizes and DLC bundle help.
Within the mid-term, the following 4 to 6 months, are person evaluations, wishlists, newsfeed and comply with enhancements, worth adjusting bundles, further fee strategies and currencies, participant play time monitoring, an Epic Video games overlay, library enhancements and – the massive one – mod help.
Lengthy-term, greater than six months away, are achievements, a purchasing cart, direct service billing and a social overhaul.
Lastly, listed merely as “date TBD”, are automated refunds, Arabic retailer translation, Korea sport releases, gifting and an Android retailer.
Epic may even use the board to trace points as they arrive up and listing once they have fixes incoming.
Within the quick time Epic’s retailer has been stay, the Fortnite maker has made fairly an affect. Immediately, for instance, marks the launch of Ubisoft’s The Division 2, which is just out there digitally for PC by way of the Epic Video games retailer and Ubisoft’s personal Uplay. Goat Simulator developer Espresso Stain Studios’ Passable launches completely by way of the Epic Video games retailer later this week and the developer has put out a nice Q&A video as to why. And after that, there’s Retro City Rampage followup Shakedown: Hawaii.
Yesterday, authentic X-COM creator Julian Gollop faced a backlash after signing Phoenix Point to the Epic Games Store rather than Steam, as he’d beforehand promised to backers throughout the sport’s crowdfunding marketing campaign.