Although some of the largest firms fight to bring itself to the forefront of the video game industry with new platforms like Google Stadia or Amazon Luna, Epic Games Store when opening shop in 2019 swiftly grasped the market during the insane growth of Fortnite at the time. And while the battle royale continues to remain prevalent, Epic Games Store is a signature storefront for users on PC.
Ending its first full year, Epic Games revealed that its self-named marketplace generated nearly $1 billion and to further pursue its free game initiative. In a recent story from The Verge, Epic Games Store alongside Amazon is to be the first storefronts to receive a dedicated application for Windows Store very soon.
“Just like any other app, third-party storefront apps will have a product detail page — which can be found via search or by browsing — so that users can easily find and install it with the same confidence as any other app in the Microsoft Store on Windows,” Giorgio Sardo, Microsoft Store General Manager shares in the statement.
“We are sharing that Amazon and Epic Games will bring their storefront apps to the Microsoft Store over the next few months, and we look forward to welcoming other stores as well in the future.” Already, Microsoft made impressive moves with Windows Store for its PC users allowing game creators to receive a larger sum for released titles on the platform.
Additionally, the integration of Windows 11 this month is also good timing for avid video game players. Alongside the coming of Epic Games Store to the Windows Store, Microsoft previously noted that the new operating system will be the first to directly emphasize on the specific market as Xbox Game Pass swells in popularity. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Source: The Verge