Today, Epic Games has announced a collection of new announcements, gameplay, and extended looks at some of the games launching on the Epic Games Store this year. Dubbed the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, the event will premiere later this week on Thursday, February 11 at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT, 7 pm GMT. You can watch the event over on the Epic Games Twitch channel.
The #EGSSpringShowcase is coming (very) soon to a Twitch stream near you! 📹
Tune in this Thursday, February 11 at 2 PM Eastern for a curated collection of exciting new announcements, gameplay, developer insights and more.
Check out the details: https://t.co/XQPc3IiJzU
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) February 8, 2021
Alongside the showcase, Epic will also be running discounts on select titles in the Showcase sale. The sale runs from February 11 at 11 am ET to February 25 at 11 am ET. During this period, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be 50% off, 55% for eligible players. Star Wars: Squadrons will be 40% off, 50% for eligible players. SnowRunner will be up to 40% off. Cyberpunk 2077 will be 10% off, and Hades will be 20% off.
Recently, Epic talked about how they want to continue releasing more Epic Store exclusives, something they have been doing ever since its launch in 2018 as a counter to Steam. One of Epic Game Store’s biggest advantages that they have is how the revenue split works with developers. Epic offers devs a bigger cut, 88/12 than Steam’s traditional 70/30. Since its launch, Epic Games Store has received plenty of exclusive launch games on their platforms.
It’s 2021 and that means:
✔️ More Games
✔️ More Options
✔️ More Fun
Read all about it in our blog: https://t.co/usRTKdjU8E
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) January 28, 2021
So far, Epic’s strategy seems to be working. Looking back on 2020, the Epic Games Store saw historic growth in engagement across the board. PC customers spent over $700 million on the Epic Games Store. Third-party games represented 37% at $265 million.
Talking to PC Gamer, a company representative said that they have more in store. In fact, Epic will have more games coming than they have released so far. “We have more exclusives coming in the next two years than we have published to date,” a company representative said. They also talked about their plans for making the store more accessible to everyone. The rep said, “our investment into content is going to continue and multiply as we work toward an open store and launch even more platform features.”