Epic Games Store September Update Plans

Epic Games offers a September Feature Update for the Epic Games Store outlining the next steps for the Epic Games Store. These include new library view options, improved patch sizes, the addition of playtime tracking, support for bundles, and more. They also look beyond these immediate plans to outline other upcoming features such as a new storefront, an in-game overlay, and more. Here's more on that:
NEW Storefront
A new store and browsing experience, including curated collections. You'll be able to see what games are trending, filter by genre, and more, so that you can find games you'll love faster and easier than before.

Epic Games Overlay - Checkout
We're creating an in-game overlay. It'll be a while before it's fully realized but our thoughts here are centered around giving you ways to interact with your Epic Games store (e.g. library, social, etc.) while in-game.
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Xero wrote on Sep 28, 2019, 22:00:
I can't help but feel that the Epic games store is a desperation in the sight of the huge revenue loss Epic gonna feel as Fortnite dips users and MTX buys. Trying to capitalize on the in pending death of Fortnite and how else than give us something we already have and didn't really need another...

Why would there be desperation? Epic has very successfully existed as a company for about two decades without Fortnite. Their engine licensing is their bread & butter revenue generator. They don't need Fortnite. Never have, never will.

Fortnite has made Epic insanely rich though. If you make that kind of profit and after getting tired of hookers and blow there is only one thing left to do in dealing with such excess money: You invest it.
The EGS is Epic investing their massive profits into an endeavor they are hoping will pay off in the long run for their eco system.

Given their eco system it makes sense to give it a shot. It is actually very similar to Valve. Valve also started as a dev and Source engine licensor before they shat out the Steam DRM system.
Epic has always been in a similar place. The missing piece of the puzzle until recently was the lack of a storefront.

If it doesn't work out they'll go back to developing and licensing but I'm quite sure that the EGS is here to stay. If exclusivity for something like Remedy's Control is "only" $10 million then it will take a very looooong time before those coffers dry up.
And Epic doesn't care about us old farts or Steam elitists anyway. They are after the fresh meat and in it for the long run. There is always a new young gen of gamers just getting started who couldn't care less about the Store Wars since they don't have any old and established libraries yet.
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