Epic can also be including 4 different downloadable apps.
Indie storefront Itch.io is coming to the Epic Video games Retailer as a downloadable app, in line with a report by Polygon. For these unfamiliar with Itch.io, it’s a widespread digital storefront that distributes all indie video games of all sizes and styles, and is dwelling to greater than 200,000 video games. Now, that storefront is coming to the Epic Video games Retailer, together with a number of different PC apps.
Customers will be capable to obtain the app from the Epic Video games Retailer, and entry Itch.io’s storefront from there. Epic won’t take a share of the gross sales of any video games buy by means of Itch.io’s app. Builders who promote their video games on Itch.io get to find out what share of their gross sales go to Itch.io. For comparability, Steam takes a tiered system wherein Valve takes between a 20% to 30% reduce of gross sales, relying on how a lot cash a video games makes, whereas the Epic Video games Retailer solely take a 12% reduce.
“Itch.io is a group of a few of the most original, attention-grabbing, and unbiased creations you’ll discover on the net,” a consultant from itch.io advised Polygon. “Bringing the itch.io app to the Epic Video games Retailer will give us a possibility to widen the viewers of people that can uncover the varied assortment of indie works that we host.”
The transfer feels like a win-win. Epic clearly desires the Epic Recreation Retailer to be greater than only a storefront for video games (Final 12 months, Spotify was the primary non-gaming app to reach on the Epic Video games Retailer) and the creators on Itch.io get to place their work in entrance of a a lot bigger viewers. The opposite apps coming to the Epic Recreation Retailer at present are iHeartRadio Brace, KenShape, and Krita.