While the Epic Games Store has been around since December 2018, it looks like the service will get even bigger here in 2019.
Epic Games initially made waves with the launch of their Game Store by ensuring developers that they’d get a much better revenue split (88-12) than they would with Steam (70-30).
The deal got even sweeter when it was announced that Epic Games would allow developers to use their Cross-Platform Online Services from Fortnite for free.
Now that 2019 is underway, it looks as though things have gotten even better since it has been announced that every game in the Epic Games Store will be part of the Support-A-Creator program that was made famous with Fortnite.
Yes, every game on Epic Games store is a part of Support-A-Creator program.— Sergey Galyonkin (@galyonkin) January 9, 2019
The announcement comes as Epic Games has once again made a power move against Steam by securing the rights to sell the highly-anticipated Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 in the Epic Games Store.
The game will also be available in the Ubisoft Store, but it will not be available on Steam, which is a big deal since the first game in the series was heavily sold and promoted through Steam.
That alone would have been big enough news, but the fact that The Division 2, and every other title in the Epic Games Store, will be a part of the Support-A-Creator program is yet another big move on Epic's part that will surely entice more companies to their platform.
BTW, if you are registered in Support-A-Creator program, you will be able to make money by streaming or making videos about The Division 2 in the same way as with Fortnite.— Sergey Galyonkin (@galyonkin) January 9, 2019
The news is massive for other developers who know that content creators could possibly give them plenty of publicity down the line once new titles are announced.
It's also massive for the content creators themselves since they will now be able to branch out beyond Fortnite while remaining in the confines of the Support-A-Creator program.
While creators receive $5 for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent by players using their codes in Fortnite, Epic Games states that each game in the Store will have a different revenue share “with a minimum rate of 5%.”
Epic Games already posted one of the biggest years in video game history during 2018 and it looks like things will only get bigger in 2019.