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Epic Games Store introduces OpenCritic integration

Epic Games Store introduces OpenCritic integration

Fortnite maker Epic Games has brought integration with review aggregator service OpenCritic to its storefront.

The functionality will give an indication of how well a game is being received by websites and blogs, filling one of many holes in the Epic Games Store's offering - that there are no reviews or ratings for titles right now.

Rather than showing a game's average score - which platforms like Metacritic do - OpenCritic is simply an indication of how many people who have played and reviewed the game actually recommend playing it.

The lack of reviews or ratings is one of many items of functionality that the Epic Games Store is missing, with the Fortnite maker coming under fire for missing bits and pieces. At the start this included things like a search bar - at a time when the platform had barely any releases - with Epic outlining a roadmap of features last year. This has been delayed somewhat, much to the enjoyment of the platform's detractors.

It's been a year since Epic launched its storefront, with the company saying recently that it has attracted 108m people to join the client on PC. At the end of 2019, PCGamesInsider.biz took a look at the impact the Epic Games Store has had on the market in its first 12 months


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch PCGamesInsider.biz for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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