GDC might almost be over but new and interesting things are still being announced. During its keynote yesterday, Epic revealed a slew of new games coming to its store, among which is Remedy’s Control. Remedy signed a twelve-month exclusivity deal with Epic, meaning that PC gamers planning to play Control around launch time will have to buy the game through Epic. Control is still slated for a release on Steam, albeit twelve months later.
Epic managed to grab the attention of developers worldwide when it announced a better revenue split than its competitors (like Steam). While nobody is complaining about more money going to the developers, a large group PC gamers worldwide feel discontent. According to them the Epic store delivers an inferior experience compared to Steam, with the latter supporting much more features that nowadays seem a given for a storefront (things like screenshot capturing, forums and groups, user reviews etc.).
Other notable games coming to the Epic store are Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. Notable because these titles were previously exclusive to the PlayStation platform. No date for these has been revealed yet. For a full list of games coming to the Epic store soon, click here.
Control is currently scheduled for a release late this summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Epic Store (PC). For those looking to acquire the game on Steam, details about the exact date and time will be available late 2020.