Epic Games brought out the big guns yesterday evening, announcing a whole swathe of upcoming titles that’ll be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. This includes a trio of PlayStation 4 exclusives from Quantic Dream, made up of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and last year’s Detroit: Become Human. Detroit was already one of the best-looking games going so it could look absolutely fantastic with the power of a gaming PC behind it.
Sony is currently listed as the copyright and trademark holder for both Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human, indicating that Sony itself is publishing a bunch of PlayStation exclusives on PC. While there’s a lot of negatives surrounding the Epic Store, this looks as if it’s a deal that would never have happened without Epic’s big ol’ bag o’ cash.
The salvo from Epic didn’t end there either. The big-hitting duo of Remedy’s Control and Obsidian’s sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds are also coming to the Epic Games Store with one-year timed exclusivity. The Outer Worlds will also be available in the Windows Store. Both of these titles are pretty big names on the horizon, and it seems any game that’s getting a decent amount of attention will be in Epic’s sights as it looks to topple Steam’s dominance.
But…. we’re not done yet. The following games will also be launching exclusively on the Epic Store on PC:
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
- The Cycle
- Industries of Titan
- Journey to the Savage Planet
- Phoenix Point
- The Sinking City
- Soul Ash
We already knew about Phoenix Point of course, but the likes of Ancestors, Sinking City and Industries of Titan are sure to prove a bit of a punch in the gut for those looking to avoid the Epic Store. A number of these games, including Control, Outer Worlds, and The Sinking City, have Steam store pages live, although pre-orders are no longer possible. The majority of these games appear to be one-year timed exclusives, so patient sorts will be able to pick them up on Steam in 2020.
It’s all basically unheard of levels of aggressiveness from Epic, who are looking to reach the tipping at which their storefront becomes difficult to resist. Make no mistake, plenty of folks’ resolve will be crumbled by these titles, and it’s evident Epic isn’t going to stop funding these exclusives anytime soon.