During the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2019, Epic Games announced more games that will be exclusive to its store. A lot of them will come from publishers like Ubisoft, Take-Two’s Private Division, and even a Quantic Dream titles that were previously exclusive to the PlayStation 4 (PS4).
To start, Epic Games announced that it’s extended the deal with Ubisoft. While it first only involved The Division 2, it will now extend to future games published by Ubisoft as well, though exact names have not been announced. Older games by the publisher will also show up from time to time as free games on the Epic Games Store.
Another high-profile exclusive for the store is Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds. Being made by the folks responsible for the original Fallout series, it was seen as the game to play for those who are not happy with where Bethesda is taking the series.
But it looks like it will only be available on the Epic Games Store and the Windows Store for the first year. All other games published by Private Division will be exclusive to Epic’s game store.
Surprisingly, developer Quantic Dream was also pegged as one of the game companies that will also be making its games available to the Epic Games Store. Having been a Sony-exclusive developer for the longest time, the studio is now porting its PS4 titles like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human to PC.
That said, these games are timed exclusives for the Epic Games Store for the first year, but it should be noted that the developer did not specify if it intends to make its title available to other digital distributors when the term ends.
While the Epic Games Store isn’t the competition for Steam many PC gamers have been hoping for, it looks like the platform is definitely in it for the long-run. As many publishers are now throwing their weight behind Epic Games, the “fight or flight” scenario for PC gamers is now laid out as such; either they don’t get any of the games that are exclusive to the store, or waiting for a year for timed exclusivities to end.