In addition to being an alternative to Steam and another option to buy PC games, the Epic store has always stood out as the home of the popular game Fortnite, in addition to always delivering free games every week. But during a chat with PC Gamer, Tim Sweeney, who leads the company, stressed that one of the keys to the success of his platform is in the exclusivities.
During the interview, the CEO of Epic Games said that he maintains his philosophy of closing agreements with developers to ensure exclusive games for his digital store, despite the fact that they have slightly reduced the number of agreements he closes, since they are focusing their efforts on the major releases.
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According to Sweeney, the company is really refining its strategy, based on what they’ve seen “work very well in previous releases and what didn’t work very well” during these releases.
“A handful of big exclusives really moved users…and the smaller games, especially games that had a smaller audience than was normally on Steam, we saw that a lot of those players weren’t willing to make the jump (to Epic Games) “, says the executive.
Something confirmed by Steve Allison, the company’s general manager, who in a chat with the same medium said that the best example are cases like Borderlands 3, which “has been very powerful, beyond the expectations of the developers and the publishers. In addition, it should be remembered that Epic Games plans to publish up to 14 titles from distribution partners, including Alan Wake 2 and the next game from the developers of The Last Guardian, which is expected to be presented and perhaps even released during 2023. .
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