Epic Games confirms Unreal Tournament is no longer in development

Epic Games confirms Unreal Tournament is no longer in development

When it comes to buying videogames online Valve's Steam platform has the market pretty sown up.

FORTNITE MAKER Epic Games is plotting to take on Valve with its own PC games store that gives developers a hefty 88 per cent revenue cut. It seems you'll be able to do a lot with this island, from designing its layout to creating games for you and your friends to play. For that objective, the first move is a flat 12% royalty for Epic on games sold through its storefront, a percentage that seriously undercuts Steam's usual 30% take.

Slightly late to the party, Epic Games has jumped on the recent Moth fad by adding the Mothmando Skin to Fortnite. This won't be the first project that Epic Games has pivoted away from this year though, the studio also shut down Paragon back in April in order to double down its focus on Fortnite.

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The Epic Games Store is said to be launching 'soon' for Windows and macOS, with no word yet on Linux compatibility, with details on 'hand-curated' launch games to be provided later this week as part of the Game Awards event. This is all set to take place sometime in 2019, but the big news is that developers will get to keep 88% of the revenue. Unreal Engine was, of course, developed by Epic Games. On top of that, if the title uses Epic's Unreal Engine, then Epic will cover 5% of the royalty for using the engine out of that 12%. "Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers". Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently. There will be no store-placed ads or cross-marketing of competing games on your page, and no paid ads in search results. Ferguson himself is seeking damages of a to-be-determined sum and for the court to block Epic Games from using, selling, displaying the alleged infringing Fortnite emote.

It is unclear how gamers will benefit from the Store as Epic Games has not revealed anything about the Store's functionality and features.

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