Announced this past week, the Epic Games Store has officially launched. One of the games announced during The Game Awards 2018 is Hades, a rogue-like dungeon crawler from Supergiant Games. Hades is available now in Early Access, but only exclusively through the Epic Games Store. It’s an extremely understated way to announce such a highly anticipated storefront, but launch appears to be just the beginning for the Epic Games Store.
In addition to featuring the exclusive early access of Hades, the Epic Games Store has a few more surprises in store for early adopters. According to the front page of the Epic Games Store, Epic will be offering free games to all users bimonthly going forward. While no games are currently available for free, the program will go live starting December 14 with Subnautica and will follow that up on December 28 with Super Meat Boy.
— Epic Games (@EpicGames) December 7, 2018
Another special announcement was snuck onto the Epic Games Store frontpage that no one expected. One of the games listed on the storefront is Journey, the hit PlayStation 4 exclusive from all the way back in 2012. This will be the first time Journey will be released on a non-PlayStation platform, a milestone event for ThatGameCompany. But it is PC game players who will be the most rewarded, since Journey was widely considered the best game of 2012.
This is just the start for the Epic Games Store, obviously. The storefront has just 16 total games listed on its front page, with many not yet released. Considering its promise of an 88% to 12% revenue share and the built-in userbase coming over from Fortnite, it’s only a matter of time before there are more games to keep track of.
What could grow to become a true rival to Steam has now been launched. Check out the Epic Game Store starting today, the exclusive place to find both Hades, Journey, and likely more in the near future.