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Epic Games redesigns its storefront in October update

Epic Games redesigns its storefront in October update

Epic Games has given its storefront a redesign in its October update.

As revealed in a blog post, the Epic Games Store has been given a do-over, the new design enables users to find their games faster.

“Our free game releases have driven a lot of traffic to our site and in the past, it hasn’t always handled that well,” said the update.

“We’ve made those high traffic times smoother by improving our infrastructure and site call patterns.”

The Fortnite maker has got several store features in the works such as a wishlist and a new library grid view. The firm is also working with OpenCritic to bring in critic reviews. On top of this, Thai has become a supported store language.

Earlier this year, the company brought humble bundle integration and cloud saves to the storefront. Before the August update, only two games supported cloud saves - This War of Mine and Moonlighter

Epic has come under scrutiny for its storefront. Mainly for its exclusives such as Metro Exodus - which was pulled from Steam despite being available for pre-orders. On top of this, Borderlands 3 is exclusive on the store for six months, it can enter other storefronts in April 2020.

Further exclusives include Oddworld: Soulstorm and the recently released The Outer Worlds by Obsidian.

However, it’s not just Epic that was scrutinised. When Glumberland announced its new title Ooblets would be an Epic Games Store exclusive, the developer received “thousands” of pieces of hate mail.

In light of the Glumberland incident, the Fortnite maker condemned all vile behaviour towards developers with an exclusive deal.


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