Epic Games, the popular video game developer, has announced the launch of new self-publishing tools for developers and publishers on its digital storefront, the Epic Games Store. These tools have been introduced to allow game developers and publishers to efficiently release their games on the store and maintain their store presence directly.
According to a blog post from Epic Games, these tools also enable developers and publishers to reach a growing audience of over 68 million monthly active users. The new self-service publishing tools can be accessed via the Epic Developer Portal and are available to any developer or publisher who meets the store’s requirements.
To ensure a seamless gaming experience for users, Epic Games has announced that all games onboarded to the Epic Games Store publishing tools after March 9, 2023, will be required to enable Epic Games Store achievements if the game has achievements on other PC stores.
Epic Games has been expanding its offerings beyond just game development and publishing, as evident from its recent launch of a new mobile application called “Postparty.” This app allows Fortnite players on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC to capture and share gameplay clips on social media and save them on their mobile devices.
The introduction of self-publishing tools on the Epic Games Store is a positive move that will benefit developers and publishers who want more control over the release and distribution of their games. By offering a wider range of tools and services, Epic Games continues to solidify its position as a leading player in the gaming industry.