Epic Games News: Store Offers New Games; Company To Fund Unreal Engine Projects

Epic Games News: Store Offers New Games; Company To Fund Unreal Engine Projects

Epic Games News: Store Offers New Games; Company To Fund Unreal Engine Projects

Epic Games News: Store Offers New Games; Company To Fund Unreal Engine Projects

The latest Epic Games news will surely bring happiness to gamers and developers. Since 1991, the American company has established itself in the video game industry. It’s consistently among the major names when it comes to software development.

The company’s popularity can be traced back to its effort in bringing innovations. It has introduced highly successful titles as well as the Unreal Engine.

This year is no different. It is set to offer new games through the Epic Games Store. This platform already has 85 million user accounts, which makes it a strong distribution partner.

Store head Steve Allison disclosed that it will be making “hundreds of millions of dollars” with its current partners.

The latest Epic Games news from PC Gamer revealed that three titles from Quantic Dream are coming to the platform. These are the Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human.

So far, these games are exclusive titles for PlayStation. With Epic Games Store around, these will already be playable on the PC. However, they have no specific release date yet for now.

In the meantime, the Epic Games news from The Verge talked about the $100 million commitment from the company.

Accordingly, it is willing to fund projects that use the Unreal Engine in developing games. Qualified developers can receive fund assistance of at least $5,000 and as much as $500,000.

Epic Games chief executive officer Tim Sweeny made the announcement during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Despite its funding support, the company will not have stakes in any of the projects, the Epic Games news said.

As such, the recipients of the grant will still have ownership on the games’ IP. This is apart from the fact that they can publish them according to their preference.

Considering the huge amount involved in the program, certain qualifications and guidelines are expected to be observed. Epic Games want applicants from the media and entertainment industry. Specifically, they cited those transitioning to UE4 and those using it already.

They can be working in the non-gaming industry and television and film projects. Teachers and students, as well as open-source developers, are welcome to apply, too.

Called the MegaGrant program, the initiative is the company’s way of giving back following the “unbelievable success” of Fortnite.

The game was originally launched in July 2017. Since then, it has continuously encouraged more players to try it. At present, it is playable on MacOS, Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS devices.