The Epic Games Store is live

Alfred Osborne
December 8, 2018

And it seems that Epic is borrowing a page out of EA's book by making two games free each month. You can grab a free copy of Unreal Tournament or Fortnite to start playing those games by Epic Games right away.

It was only unveiled a few days ago, but the Epic Games Store is officially open for business. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will debut on Epic's store, with developers Double Damage Games saying it'll hit other stores "At some point, sure, but not for a while". The biggest partnership has to be Hades from Supergiant Games, which is now in Early Access on the platform.

However, one of the most interesting features that Epic highlighted for the store is that the Epic Games Store will offer users a free game every two weeks, with the first two titles to be Subnautica (December 14-27) and Super Meat Boy (December 28 - January 10).

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While this selection is sure to grow, it's clear Epic Games store isn't going to be anything like Steam in the near future. Epic Games have managed to wangle some other upcoming hot exclusives too, including PlayStation darling Journey and Coffee Stain's first-person factory-builder Satisfactory (which has scrapped its plans for a Steam release). In addition to Hades, there are now only two other games you can buy: Ashen, the action role-playing game that just released on console and PC yesterday, and Hello Neighbour: Hide and Seek. That's not all, however, as that announcement very quickly became a release, as it was revealed that Hades is already available to play in Early Access.

Epic said it would charge less commission for listing games, so more cash would be returned to developers.

The "much more generous offering" had sparked interest among independent developers, wrote Dustin Bailey on the PCGamesN website.

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