Epic Games Store Adds Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, And Announces Its Next Free Game
An Epic face-lift.
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The Epic Games Store's latest update has seen the storefront receive a visual face-lift, while also implementing Humble Bundle keyless integration and additional cloud save functionality.
Cloud save support has been added for a number of new games, including The Sinking City, World War Z, and the recently released Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. All Ubisoft titles have supported cloud saves since launch due to their Uplay integration, and Epic says more games will include the feature moving forward. "We're working with the developers of other released games to test cloud saves, and will be enabling more games over time," the studio said. "Upcoming games that support cloud saves will have them enabled at launch!"
Here's the full list of games with added cloud support over the past month:
- Alan Wake
- Close to the Sun
- Darksiders III
- Enter the Gungeon
- Genesis Alpha One
- Hyperlight Drifter
- Kingdom New Lands
- Mutant Year Zero
- Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
- Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
- The Sinking City
- This War Of Mine
- World War Z
Keyless integration with Humble Bundle and Humble Store has also launched on Epic's service. Once you've linked your Epic Games account to a Humble account, you can purchase games from the Humble Store and they'll automatically be added to your Epic Games Store library without requiring a redemption key. "This is one step we are taking towards creating an open ecosystem for players, and we're looking at more partnerships with highly reputable digital game sellers."
Elsewhere, product pages on the Epic Games Store have received a redesign that revolves around visual and informational improvements when it comes to purchasing games. There are now more comprehensive game descriptions, improved release date visibility for upcoming titles, and additional space for images and videos, allowing developers more control over how they present their games and placing more pertinent information in the hands of potential customers.
Epic is also close to rolling out some other new features such as special patch optimization for developers that will cut down on patch download sizes, and a playtime tracking feature that will help when it comes to submitting refunds.
Aside from this, Epic also revealed the next free game in the Epic Games Store's library. Both Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are free from now until August 22, at which point Fez will be available for free until August 29.
GameSpot reviewed Fez back in 2012. Critic Tom McShea awarded it a score of 8/10, saying, "Fez has pitfalls you have to accept if you're going to enjoy this adventure. Technical problems, baffling map design, and obtuse puzzles can serve as a serious barrier to entry. But it's worth putting up with the missteps for the wondrous adventure that awaits. Fez goes far deeper than the simple platformer it initially appears as, and figuring out the solutions to the many puzzles is an experience that harks back to a time when games weren't scared of taking off the leash and letting you run wild. Invest time in Fez's colorful world, and enjoy the wealth of incredible ideas buried within."
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