The Epic Games Store introduces five new PC apps on its digital platform. The independent gaming platform Itch.io and the open source Brave browser, among others, can be downloaded from the online store. In the near future, Discord will also be included in the show.
After users were able to download Spotify in December Via the de Epic Games storeIn addition, they can now also download the standalone gaming platform Itch.io, the open-source Brave browser, the iHeartRadio music service (US only), the KenShape 3D modeling software, and the open-source drawing software Krita from the Epic Game Store.
Unlike other app stores from Apple or Google, for example, developers have to go to the Epic Games Store According to Epic Less than their income. Developers should, too Without commission Pay for in-app purchases if you use your own payment methods. Since the end of 2019, the online store has offered an option for developers to use their payment methods for in-app purchases.
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, has long believed that developers should reserve the right to market their products on their own terms. He already denounced Microsoft’s closed app store model in 2016 and he will also be fighting a battle against Apple over its app store policy. last summer Deleted Apple Fortnite is still outside the App Store because Epic Games has violated the Software Store guidelines. As a reaction Epic Games complained Apple regarding the App Store and mandatory payment for in-app purchases. That lawsuit will begin on May 3.
Microsoft Zoo According to Windows Central Also watch redemption in the app store with more freedom. The software company is said to be working on a new Windows Store where developers can offer Win32 software and app updates via their own apps. Content Delivery Networks They are allowed to host and use their own payment methods.