More PC Games Are Skipping Steam For Epic's Store

Epic exclusive contracts.


During its "State of Unreal" presentation at the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games announced several new exclusives coming to the Epic Games Store. Those include big upcoming titles from Take-Two Interactive, the back-catalog from Quantic Dream, and more.

Take-Two's Private Division label will bring The Outer Worlds to Epic's storefront along with the Windows 10 store first, with Steam following a year after. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games will be an Epic exclusive as well, though the terms weren't disclosed.

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Additionally, Quantic Dream will be bringing its back-catalog of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human to PC for the first time through the Epic Games Store. Following the arrangement for The Division 2, Ubisoft has extended its agreement with Epic to release its PC games through the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft has also agreed to offer some unspecified games through Epic's free games program.

Other exclusives announced today include Afterparty, Control, The Cycle, Dauntless, Industries of Titan, Journey to the Savage Planet, Kine, Phoenix Point, The Sinking City, Spellbreak, and Solar Ash. Details of these exclusivity arrangements, and how long the exclusivity will last, was not disclosed in the announcement.

Epic also boasted some sales numbers, including a direct comparison with its chief competitor, Steam. It claimed that Metro: Exodus sold more than twice as much in its first few weeks on the Epic Games Store than the previous game, Metro: Last Light, sold on Steam over the same period. Metro going Epic-exclusive after already having been listed on Steam was enough to prompt a rare response from Valve.

Epic also announced that Subnautica and Slime Rancher both exceeded 4.5 million downloads during their respective two-week periods in the free games program.

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