Epic Games announces
some new features being rolled out for the fledgling
Epic Games Store
includes Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle keyless integration, and a facelift for
product pages. They offer a list of games that now support cloud saves, and
explain why cloud saves are not yet universally available: "We’re working with
the developers of other released games to test cloud saves, and will be enabling
more games over time. Upcoming games that support Cloud Saves will have them
enabled at launch!" They also outline plans for future changes:
- We rolled out For Honor with an improved
installation experience, reducing the total time to install and the amount
of disk space required. We’ll be looking to update our existing Ubisoft
titles to use this new tech next.
- Some of you have already noticed that we’ve been
rolling out new Epic-hosted videos on store pages. This provides the ability
for better curation when you’re browsing the store, as well as giving more
control to developers (i.e. the type of content they show for their games).
- We’re in the final stages of rolling out special
patch optimization for developers. The optimization reduces patch download
sizes significantly, saving you time when updating games on the Epic Games
store and allowing you to hop back into the games you enjoy.
- For our next steps, we’ll be finishing our QA
passes and polishing our documentation for our developers as we get it into
their hands. For those interested, we’ll be writing a technical blog on how
this works, so keep an eye out.
- A new look and design are coming to your game
libraries. The first update in this process will include a “list view” which
will display more of your game library on screen at once. You will be able
to sort, filter and access games in your library quicker and easier. We want
to make navigating to the games you want to play seamless.
- Our new playtime tracking feature is also right
around the corner! This feature is a critical piece for self-service
refunds. This gives you the ability to precisely track playtime on the games
you own and that’s important because it helps you determine when you’re
eligible to submit for a refund on new game purchases.