Epic's move comes days after Valve recently upped the revenue split for top-earning Steam games.
The Epic Games Store is opening soon to all game developers and it's launching a massive challenge to the leadership established over the years by Valve with Steam. It's quite the difference when compared to the likes of Steam, which takes a 30% cut in revenue from game sales. The same could happen for Fortnite-the game's system offers similar flexibility alongside more complex mechanics like advanced movement and third-person shooting.
Content creators will also be able to get in on the fun through the Epic Games Support-A-Creator program, which appears to contain some sort of optional referral program that developers can set up.
While we're obviously not looking at an all-encompassing storefront here similar to, say, the 2011-launched Amazon Appstore, Google definitely has a few reasons to be anxious about Epic's ambitious plans. For Epic games, they will allow Developers to take 88% of their earnings thus providing a lucrative opportunity for developers.
Epic Games has already given us a Playground mode that gives players an hour to do whatever they want.
Once created you can save your map onto a server and invite friends in to play on your creations.
The aim of the tweaks to the Steam commission structure is to provide a bigger incentive for the big games companies to stick with the platform, rather than set-up their own. Talking with Eurogamer Sweeney said that Epic will manually curate the store rather than relying on algorithms or paid ads for placement and discovery. Ferguson himself is seeking damages of a to-be-determined sum and for the court to block Epic Games from using, selling, displaying the alleged infringing Fortnite emote.