If you’ve been in the gaming world at any point in the past few years, chances are you’ve at least heard of Epic Games. Whether that be through developing the original Gears of War trilogy, the hit battle royale Fortnite, or their only storefront Epic Games Store. Despite your thoughts on them as a company, they have made quite the name for themselves. With that, they’re looking to further that name through a publishing label they’ve announced today. This label is known as Epic Games Publishing and includes three developers at launch.
The developers are Remedy Entertainment, Playdead, and genDesign. Each company is known for releasing several awesome titles in the past. Among these are Control from Remedy, LIMBO from Playdead, and The Last Guardian from genDesign. Most interesting regarding these though, is that the games aren’t restricted to the Epic Games Store. This is somewhat unexpected given the recent behaviors of Epic Games, but isn’t one anyone will be complaining about.
For those interested in specifics, Epic Games promises to provide up to 100% of development costs for studios. In exchange for this, the publisher asks for a 50/50 revenue split once the investment is paid back. “They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services,” says Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games. “We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves when we worked with publishers,.”
Overall the publishing label does look promising from the first glance. Time will tell how it’ll play out, but we’ll be sure to let you know what these developers create. As always, though, that’s not all the news we have today. For those who are on PS4, April’s PlayStation Plus lineup has possibly been leaked and includes Uncharted 4. Hopefully, this ends up becoming true. For all your future news, reviews, and more, stay tuned at The Nerd Stash.