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Fortnite is adding a new Creative mode

Fortnite is adding a new Creative mode

The concept of this store is similar to Valve's Steam and EA's Origin - the Epic Games Store will feature a list of curated titles from different developers. It has a huge library of games and the "Valve cut" is quite high at 30% The cut further changes depending on how well a game sells on Steam.

That's because the North Carolina-based company behind Fortnite, Gears of War, the Unreal first-person shooter series, as well as the Unreal Engine, will welcome any and all third-party products in its mobile and desktop Epic Games Store. Developers can directly reach out to players, players can support content creators, and developers can reward content creators for promoting their games to players. Epic claims it will take a 12% share across the board, regardless of whether a developer uses Unreal Engine 4 or not. To jumpstart the creator economy, Epic will cover the first 5% of creator revenue-sharing for the first 24 months.

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"As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players", said Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney. If the developer is using Unreal Engine, Epic is taking the 5% of engine royalty for sales out of their 12%. Software on the Epic Games Store will initially be made available for the PC and Mac, with Android users being catered for later on in 2019. "Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers".

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. This maneuver, which is aimed at keeping the biggest games on Steam and attracting publishers away from their respective digital storefronts, caused a stir in the indie community. That mode allows players to wander around the island on their lonesome to experiment with new guns, building techniques, and other mechanics without having to worry about someone else sniping them from across the map. Creators like YouTubers and Twitch streamers will be able to refer players to buy games on the store, where creators can earn money.