Epic Games announces
they are now a third-party publisher, announcing Epic
Games Publishing is partnering on upcoming projects from gen DESIGN, Playdead,
and Remedy Entertainment. Similar to the Epic Games Store, they plan an
aggressive royalty structure, promising developers at least half the profits
after expenses. "We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for
ourselves when we worked with publishers," says Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. Here's an
and here is what they are revealing of their plans for
Today, Epic Games is announcing a new multiplatform publishing effort
with a developer-first approach. gen DESIGN (The Last Guardian), Playdead
(Inside, Limbo), and Remedy Entertainment (Control) are the first partners to
announce relationships with Epic Games Publishing.
The Epic Games approach to publishing fundamentally changes the
developer/publisher model, and aims to have the most developer-friendly terms in
the industry, so that creators can focus on making great games.
- Full creative freedom and ownership. Developers retain 100% of
all intellectual property and full creative control of their work.
- Fully-funded projects. Epic Games Publishing will cover up to
100% of development costs, from developer salaries to go-to-market expenses
such as QA, localization, marketing, and all publishing costs.
- 50/50 profit sharing. Developers earn a fair share for their work
-- once costs are recouped, developers earn at least 50% of all profits.
“We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves
when we worked with publishers,” said Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic
"gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented
studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games,” said Hector
Sanchez, Head of Epic Games Publishing. “They will have full creative control,
while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services.”
Additional information, development partners, and games will be announced in the