Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica |

Slow roll —

Curated selection includes many new releases, a few classic freebies coming soon.

Hexbyte - Tech News - Ars Technica | The Epic Games Store logo.
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The Epic Games Store logo.


PC gamers accustomed to the

literally thousands of new games

that flood Steam every year may be surprised that Epic is launching

its recently announced Game Store

tonight with just three third-party titles. A small handful more are listed as “coming soon.”

As part of tonight’s Game Awards presentation, Epic announced three new games that are currently available through the Epic Games Store interface:

  • Ashen (A44 and Annapurna Interactive)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (tinyBuild)

Three other games will be coming to the service before the end of the month, Epic said, including a couple that will be free on the service for a limited time (the store page itself says that it will offer a new free game to customers every two weeks):

  • Darksiders III – coming Dec. 14 (Gunfire Games/THQ Nordic)
  • Subnautica – coming Dec. 14 (Unknown Worlds – free through Dec. 27)
  • Super Meat Boy coming Dec. 28 (Team Meat – free through Jan. 10)

A handful of other titles were announced as “coming soon”:

  • Genesis Alpha One (Radiation Blue/Team 17)
  • Journey (thatgamecompany/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Maneater (Tripwire Interactive)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Pathless (Giant Squid Studios)
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw (Double Damage Games)
  • Satisfactory (Coffee Stain S

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