Sales Results of Epic Games Store Exclusives
Adrian Werner, 15 January 2020, 11:24
PlayTracker has published estimates of the sales results of major exclusive titles owned by Epic Games Store, such as Borderlands 3, World War Z, Metro Exodus, Control and The Outer Worlds.
Epic Games Store Extends Game Giveaway Until End of 2020
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2020, 21:50
Epic Games has boasted the results of its digital distribution platform. Epic Games Store has had a successful year thanks to, e.g. exclusive titles and games for free. The latter action will continue this year.
STALKER 2 Will be Powered by Unreal Engine
Christian Pieniazek, 02 January 2020, 22:49
GSC Game World announced that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 will we be powered by Unreal Engine technology. Although developers aren't ready to talk about target platforms yet, it's safe to assume that the PC version will be temporarily (or permanently) exclusive to Epic Games Store.
Star Wars Takes Over Fortnite; Lightsaber Duels Galore
Laty, 17 December 2019, 13:17
We're two days away from the premiere of the new Star Wars movie. On this occasion, another event related to this sci-fi universe took place in Fortnite. Players can, among other things, engage in lightsaber duels.
Watch Fragment of Star Wars 9 Shown in Fortnite
Paul Wozniak, 15 December 2019, 23:42
Yesterday, Fortnite hosted an event that featured a fragment of the upcoming Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to the pre-release screening, the players could also take part in a battle with lightsabers.
Fortnite Will Have to Pay the 30% Revenue Share on Google Play
Bart Swiatek, 11 December 2019, 12:40
Fortnite will not be exempted from paying the revenue share, if it is released on Google Play - the giant believes that any company offering their games on the platform should operate under equal conditions. Tim Sweeney argues that the company should change its approach and not impose the use of Google Play on all creators.
Fortnite Players Will See a Fragment of Star Wars 9 in the Game
Milosz Szubert, 09 December 2019, 15:50
Fortnite players will soon have the opportunity to see a fragment of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before the film's official premiere. It will be screened in the virtual cinema Risky Reels on December 14, 9:30 AM (PT).
Fortnite Got DirectX 12 Support
qjin, 20 November 2019, 12:19
Epic Games has announced that the PC version of Fortnite has received official support for Microsoft DirectX 12 libraries. This support is part of the latest 11.20 update. Selected players should experience increased performance and more stable image smoothness.
Fortnite x Star Wars - Stormtroopers Invade Epic Games' Hit
Bart Swiatek, 15 November 2019, 11:46
A thematic event connected with the Star Wars universe has just begun in Fortnite. For now, the original Stormtrooper skin is available, but it cannot be ruled out that more prizes will be awarded.
Fortnite Loses Steam; Revenues From Microtransactions in Decline
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 November 2019, 12:21
SuperData has published a report on in-game spending for this year. Fortnite remains among the best earners, but the champion (and several other titles) is doing worse than in previous years.
Professional Fortnite Player Gets Lifelong Ban for Using Aimbots
Milosz Szubert, 04 November 2019, 22:08
Jarvis Kaye, a member of the famous FaZe Clan sports organization, has been permanently banned from Fortnite. It happened after he posted videos on his YouTube channel, on which he uses aimbots when playing Epic Games' title.
Epic Games Sue Person Responsible for Fortnite Leaks
Paul Wozniak, 27 October 2019, 20:23
Epic Games is suing a player who used Twitter to inform fans about what new season of Fortnite will bring. It turned out that he took part in the testing of the new content in September and, by revealing what he learned, broke the confidentiality agreement.
Satisfactory Devs: Epic Games' Opponents are a „Loud Minority”
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 October 2019, 21:59
Nathalie Verweij from Coffee Stain spoke on Epic Games Store's policy. The designer, currently part of the team responsible for Satisfactory, said that the platform helps the devs, and the voices of criticism on the Internet are only a „loud minority”.
Epic's Dispute with Juvenile Fortnite Cheater Continues For 2 Years
arRacoon, 15 October 2019, 13:12
A young Fortnite player known as Sky Orbit does not hide in the shadows in the fight against Epic Games, the creators of the global hit, who in 2017 sued the boy for cheating in live matches and teaching others how to do it.
Fortnite is Back From the Black Hole! Chapter 2 Now Available
Adrian Werner, 15 October 2019, 12:50
A patch has debuted that updates Epic Games' popular shooter to Fortnite Chapter 2. The devs have also released two new trailers.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Rumors - Trailer, Map and Season 11 Launch Date
Adrian Werner, 15 October 2019, 09:59
A lot of information about Fortnite Chapter 2 leaked into the web. The first trailer appeared, images of the new map were found, and curious fans probably also discovered the release date of the new season.
Fortnite Goes Offline; Black Hole Swallowed All, Social Media Wiped
Bart Swiatek, 14 October 2019, 12:33
The tenth season has ended in Fortnite, and with it... the whole game, at least apparently. Epic Games megahit's servers have been shut down and social media channels only show a mysterious video / image of a black hole.
Fortnite: Chapter 2 Will Offer New Map and Motorboats?
Adrian Werner, 12 October 2019, 20:13
Thanks to a leak, we learned that the next stage of Fortnite's development will not be the usual eleventh season. Instead, the game will be renamed Fortnite: Chapter 2 and will receive a new map where we will be able to use motorboats.
Tim Sweeney: „Epic Will not Punish Fortnite Players for Talking Politics”
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 October 2019, 22:47
Tim Sweeney from Epic Games referred to the controversy surrounding the suspension of Chung „blitzchung” Ng Wai by Blizzard for a political statement during a Hearthstone tournament. The CEO assured that he would not allow Fortnite players to be punished for their political statements.
Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43
IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.
Epic Games Accused of Not Telling us Fortnite Might be Addictive
Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2019, 12:05
A Canadian law firm accuses Epic Games of deliberately making Fornite an addictive game and not informing users of the resulting threat. Lawyers are preparing a class action lawsuit, indicating, among other things, this year's World Health Organization ruling and a similar case against a cigarette manufacturer.
New Features in Epic Games Store - Library Sorting and Minor Fixes
Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2019, 10:06
Epic Games has published a note outlining recent changes to the Epic Games Store platform. The company has also announced what it will implement in the near future.
Fortnite x Batman Event Has Begun
Paul Wozniak, 22 September 2019, 16:17
In Fortnite, an event to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman's creation began. For the next two weeks, the players can purchase new cosmetic items related to the superhero, and Gotham City will be available as a location on Fortnite's world map.
Here's How Much Epic Paid for Control's Exclusivity
Agnes Adamus, 20 September 2019, 21:45
List of games that Epic Games Store has purchased for temporary exclusivity included Control. Today we found out how much this move cost Tim Sweeney's company.
Rumor: New Batman Only on EGS. Announcement Imminent?
Jacob Blazewicz, 18 September 2019, 22:11
There are rumors about the imminent announcement of a new game with Batman as an exclusive title for Epic Games Store. Their source are mysterious entries of the creators of Batman: Arkham Origins, but also a new update of Fortnite.
Epic Games Store Resignes From Notifying of Improvement Dates
Konrad Serafinski, 31 August 2019, 18:19
Epic Games Store has decided to change the organization of the Trello board, where the players can find plans for platform development. From now on, instead of deadlines, we will find bookmarks concerning changes - introduced, forthcoming and future ones.
Epic Games Store Announces Eight New Exclusives Titles
Bart Swiatek, 30 August 2019, 12:45
Epic Games announced eight more exclusive Epic Games Store titles during PAX West 2019. These are mainly smaller, independent productions. We've heard about some of the titles before, but some of them are completely new.
Borderlands-related Event in Fortnite
Bart Swiatek, 27 August 2019, 17:37
The Fortnite X Mayhem event has launched in Fortnite and is linked to Borderlands, a series of shooters with RPG elements. The event was introduced with the latest update (version 10.20).
Epic Games Store Disables Cloud Saves in Free Hyper Light Drifter
Paul Wozniak, 17 August 2019, 22:24
Epic Games Store has informed players that due to launcher malfunction, Hyper Light Drifter's cloud game saves will be completely disabled.
Epic Games Store Introduces Cloud Saves in Subsequent Games
Frozen, 16 August 2019, 19:44
Epic Games Store has added new titles that offer the ability to save the state of the game in the cloud. In addition, the store has received the Humble Bundle and Humble Store integration announced for some time now, as well as several other improvements.
Fortnite - Epic Removes „New” Version of an Exclusive Item
Paul Wozniak, 15 August 2019, 20:21
Epic Games has tried to sell a new cosmetic item that resembled one previously available on season 6 battle pass, but after the players had expressed a negative opinion, the skin was completely removed from the game.
Rocket League Will Abandon Lootboxes
Adrian Werner, 07 August 2019, 12:36
The devs of Rocket League informed that this year lootboxes will disappear from the game. This way, the players will always know what they are buying without having to buy a cat in a sack.
Tim Sweeney: Epic Doesn't Know How to Finish Unreal Tournament
Konrad Serafinski, 04 August 2019, 19:49
One Twitter user asked the CEO of Epic Games about a possible resuming of work on Unreal Tournament. Unfortunately, Tim Sweeney dispelled the doubts of the fans. The studio doesn't really have a concept to finish the game, and besides, Fortnite remains a priority.
Several Features Will Get to Epic Games Store Later Than Expected
Bart Swiatek, 02 August 2019, 14:06
The developers of Epic Games Store are past the deadline for some of the new features that the platform was due to receive last month. The new features has been moved to August, as we know from the schedule update on Trello.
Fortnite - Season X Launches; Mechs and Time Travel
Barth Faryna, 01 August 2019, 14:31
It's here! Fortnite Season X has just launched. The devs have prepared a lot of novelties and some important changes. All signs point that we will be returning to the past.
Trailer of Fortnite Season X has Leaked - Get Ready for Time Travel
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 July 2019, 23:38
Epic Games accidentally revealed the trailer for Season X of Fornite. Internet users managed to record some footage before it was removed, thanks to which we got to know some of the prepared attractions.
Epic Games Store Rejects Game Whose Devs Didn't Want to Leave Steam
Barth Faryna, 31 July 2019, 21:26
Epic Games Store is committed to exclusive titles, as we've all known for a long time. However, gamers still feel offended by the fact that more titles are rejected by the platform because their creators do not want to offer exclusivity. Recently, SkateBIRD met wich such a fate.
More Than 2 Million People Watched Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals Live
Frozen, 30 July 2019, 17:14
The finals of this year's Fortnite: Battle Royale World Championships attracted a large audience. Epic Games, the company responsible for creating the game, does not slow down and is already teasing season 10.
A 16-year-old Wins $3 million in Fortnite World Cup
Barth Faryna, 29 July 2019, 13:32
Fortnite World Cup 2019 is over. The world's best players confronted each other in New York City. We've seen both dramatic duo battles and vicious solo competition. The tournament was dominated by teenagers, which is due to the new, open recruitment system, so that the average age of players in this year's edition was only 16.
Duo Using Aim Assist Takes Second Place in Fortnite World Cup
Paul Wozniak, 29 July 2019, 12:27
At this year's world championships in Fortnite, the second place was taken by a duo playing on pads with tracking aid turned on. This has caused a lot of indignation among the users of traditional mice and keyboards.
Epic Games Will Offer Refunds For Pledgers of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter
Bart Swiatek, 03 July 2019, 14:29
Studio Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver have changed their decision. Players who are not satisfied with the option of getting an Epic Games Store key as a reward for the money they pledged to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign will be able to request a refund. Returns will be funded by Epic Games.
Paradox Interactive: Traditional Video Game Profit Share is Scandalous
Bart Swiatek, 02 July 2019, 14:09
Fredrick Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, believes that the traditional 70/30 distribution of profits between developers and owners of digital distribution platforms is scandalous and outdated. He believes that Epic Games Store is having a very positive impact on the industry. This opinion was shared by several other devs.
Epic Games CEO: Lack of Steam Keys to Shenmue 3 is Valve's Fault
Paul Wozniak, 29 June 2019, 22:14
According to the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, the lack of keys distribution via Steam is the fault of Valve. Their policy doesn't allow this in the case of games that have their release outside of their service.
Tim Sweeney Explains Why Epic Games Bets on Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 26 June 2019, 23:09
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, explained on Twitter why the strategy of mass buying of exclusive titles, though unpopular, is beneficial to gamers.
„Epic Breaks Its Own Rules”; Dispute Over a Fortnite Skin
Paul Wozniak, 26 June 2019, 13:45
The new skin in Fortnite caused a lot of commotion among the fans of the game. According to them, the creators broke their own rules, and selling modified versions of classic characters is against company's initial idea.
14 Days of Summer - Two-week Event Launches in Fortnite
Milosz Szubert, 25 June 2019, 12:24
Fortnite features an event called 14 Days of Summer. Over the next two weeks, fans of this online shooter will be able to take part in special temporary modes, complete challenges of the day or buy exclusive cosmetic items.
Epic Games CEO Responds to Latest Allegations
Jakub Mirowski, 23 June 2019, 00:15
In a discussion with Twitter users, Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, explained the functioning of Epic Games Store and responded to allegations of using anti-consumer practices.
Soon Older GPU Owners Won't be Able to Play Fortnite
Jakub Mirowski, 22 June 2019, 23:41
Epic Games has announced that the hardware requirements of Fortnite will change slightly from the 10th season onwards. Developers are ending their support for GPU that do not support DirectX 11.
Fortnite - Pro-Am Tournament Popularity Dropped Dramatically
Agnes Adamus, 18 June 2019, 00:42
The Pro-Am 2018 has been the most successful in terms of audience success in the history of Fortnite streams. However, this trend has not been sustained and the popularity of the charity tournament this year has dropped dramatically. Compared to the previous edition of the event, the audience decreased by 72%.
Epic Games Wanted To Delete Fortnite
Jakub Mirowski, 15 June 2019, 12:53
Rod Fergusson, former production manager at Epic Games, revealed that just before his departure in 2012, he was trying to delete Fortnite. He thought it looked unprofitable at these times.