Unreal Engine 4.25 is now live with 'initial support' for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game engine now includes production-ready ray tracing features, new VFX models, and so much more.
The company is expanding its publishing business and today, announced new projects with the developers of The Last Guardian, Control, and Inside. Epic Games will fund up to 100 percent of the costs, and the developer still keeps rights to the franchises.
It seems like acquisitions in the gaming industry are still going on. Today, Epic Games announced that it was purchasing Cubic Motion, the creator of the facial animations used in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and God of War.
For a while now, the Epic Games Store has been offering a free game every week. It turns out that this is quite popular so Epic Games is going to extend this promotion through 2020. It's unclear if it'll be extended beyond that.
Ever since the Epic Games Store launched all those months ago, it's been making waves across the gaming industry. However, as is the case with any early launch, it was devoid of a number of features. Luckily, the team is working hard to deliver them to consumers. Today, the company detailed some of the changes they've already made to the Epic Games Store and some that are coming.
The Epic Games Store is going all-in on Batman games this week for freebies. For the next week, you'll be able to grab the Batman Arkham Collection and the Batman Lego Triology, a total of six games, for free via Epic's store.
Another day, another example of Epic Games saving PC gaming by collaring another exclusive release. This time out it's WRC 8, the official game of the World Rally Championship, which won't be available on Steam for a full year.
I have a question for you. Do you like mechs? Have you ever wanted to have even more spectacular battles than Titanfall 2? Well, now's your chance because MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries just went up for preorder on PC through the Epic Games Store. The editions range all the way from $50 to $60, so choose wisely.
Just like any storefront, the Epic Games Store is frequently updated with new features. You may be surprised by this, but cloud saves were a rarity on the platform until now. Today, the company announced the latest update "includes cloud saves" and Humble Bundle keyless integration."
Epic Games is on a roll lately with Fortnite. While the game isn't as popular as it once was, it's still making a lot of revenue for the company to invest in its own PC games store and other technologies. Today, it opened a studio in Cologne, Germany, where Gamescom takes place, to focus on streaming.
A few months ago, Epic Games announced that former PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain were coming to the Epic Games Store soon. Luckily, we now have concrete release dates and many are releasing this summer.