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Epic Games has made a reputation for being cryptic and leaving clues for players to discover. This latest installment was announced in 2014 as a sort of opensource development version of the game.
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The store is positioned as a direct competitor to Steam, the dominating game distribution platform, and not to company or publisher specific stores operated by Ubisoft, Electronic Arts or Blizzard; the main reason for that is simple: Epic Games does not limit the Store to its own games.
The Epic Games Store is set to launch "soon" and specialises in PC and Mac titles, with developers gaining 88% of revenue in sales and the remaining 12% going to the Unreal Engine creator.
This is a great interview for developers interested in learning a bit more about how the Epic Games Store will operate, and if it's a good place to publish their work. Epic's new plan removes these milestone requirements, offering a generous 88% for all developers opting into its platform, with its 12% take undercutting Steam's lowest by 8%. If so, which do you use? To jumpstart the creator economy, Epic will cover the first 5% of creator revenue-sharing for the first 24 months. The new tiered system adjusts the revenue share to 75%/25% and 80%/20% when game earnings exceed $10 million and $50 million on Steam.
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It's a major step for the team who are finally starting to get a few healthy starters into the lineup as the new year approaches. Hoiberg's recipe for success was clear to everyone who followed his team, everyone except those running the Bulls organization.
Big questions for the store include how will Epic curate the store and what games can get on. According to Epic's blog post, Steam takes an extra 5% for royalty payments if UE4 is utilized. Maybe we will finally see some competition when it comes time to find quality video games to play on Android.
The Epic Games store is open to games built with any engine, and the first releases span Unreal, Unity and internal engines.
Steam was originally a form of digital rights management (DRM) produced by Valve Software in a bid to protect its own games from piracy.
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"Thursday during The Game Awards don't miss a @fortnitegame announcement and world premiere from Epic's @DonaldMustard, streaming live at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT everywhere", the tweet reads.
Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach
Coach Ryan Day now serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, according to the school's website. There is little doubt that this has been one of the most trying seasons in the 54-year-old's coaching career.
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Urban Meyer Retiring As Ohio State Football Coach
And, of course, Meyer beat hated rival MI all seven times he faced them, including the last three with Jim Harbaugh as head coach. At 54, Meyer is relatively young for a football coach, but health issues reportedly played a role in his decision.
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