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Epic Outlines Updates to Epic Store, Including Cloud Saves, Bundle Keyless Integration

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Epic Games announced feature updates for the Epic Store on their site today.

Cloud saves have been slowly added over the past month for the following games:
  • Alan Wake

  • Close to the Sun

  • Darksiders III

  • Enter the Gungeon

  • Genesis Alpha One

  • GNOG

  • Hyperlight Drifter 

  • Kingdom New Lands

  • Limbo

  • Moonlighter

  • Mutant Year Zero 

  • Overcooked

  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

  • The Sinking City

  • This War Of Mine

  • World War Z

More games will receive cloud saves as Epic works with devs. All Ubisoft games have Uplay integration.

Additionally, keyless integration with the Humble Store launched. Per Epic,

You can link your Epic Games account to your Humble account, enabling you to purchase games directly from the Humble store without requiring a redemption key. You can enable this feature by logging into your Humble account, going to the “Settings” option and linking your Epic Games account.

Complete your purchase of a game for the Epic Games store on Humble and the game will automatically appear in your library! This is one step we are taking towards creating an open ecosystem for players, and we’re looking at more partnerships with highly reputable digital game sellers.

Epic also outlined upcoming features, including:
  • We rolled out For Honor with an improved installation experience, reducing the total time to install and the amount of disk space required. We’ll be looking to update our existing Ubisoft titles to use this new tech next.

  • Some of you have already noticed that we’ve been rolling out new Epic-hosted videos on store pages. This provides the ability for better curation when you’re browsing the store, as well as giving more control to developers (i.e. the type of content they show for their games).

  • We’re in the final stages of rolling out special patch optimization for developers. The optimization reduces patch download sizes significantly, saving you time when updating games on the Epic Games store and allowing you to hop back into the games you enjoy.

  • For our next steps, we’ll be finishing our QA passes and polishing our documentation for our developers as we get it into their hands. For those interested, we’ll be writing a technical blog on how this works, so keep an eye out. 

  • A new look and design are coming to your game libraries. The first update in this process will include a “list view” which will display more of your game library on screen at once. You will be able to sort, filter and access games in your library quicker and easier. We want to make navigating to the games you want to play seamless.

  • Our new playtime tracking feature is also right around the corner! This feature is a critical piece for self-service refunds. This gives you the ability to precisely track playtime on the games you own and that’s important because it helps you determine when you’re eligible to submit for a refund on new game purchases.

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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.