Epic Games is making an appearance at PAX West this week, and they’ll be bringing several new exclusives for their storefront with them. Among these includes Ooblets, which stirred some controversy earlier this month over developer remarks.
Here’s the full list of games appearing for the Epic Games Store PAX West 2019 Showcase:
- No Straight Roads
- Manifold Garden
- The Alto Collection
- Airborne Kingdom
- The Eternal Cylinder
Of these eight titles, William Chyr, a developer for Manifold Garden, provided a statement regarding exclusivity. In a tweet, Chyr says that Manifold Garden‘s 12-month exclusivity on the Epic Games Store allowed for his team to expand. They also partnered with a “3rd party QA studio” for the developers to track bugs and more; lastly, it also provides for post-launch support. He also assures consumers that Manifold Garden will launch on Steam after the year period ends, and is still releasing on PS4 and possibly other platforms.
Of these eight games, it appears that only Ooblets and The Eternal Cylinder were prior announced exclusives to the storefront. If you’d like to see what each individual game has to offer, take a look at Epic Games’ recent video.
At E3 2019 a few months ago, TechRaptor Video Lead Nick Maillet chose No Straight Roads as one of our 10 Best of E3 2019 awards, citing at as “one of those few independent games that has that perfect blend to keep gamers engaged and tapping their foot along.” For a full look, check out our preview article from the show floor.
These eight games are a few of what Epic Games Store will be offering in the future, so stay tuned for more exclusivity news.
It’s good to see that Epic has scooped up some indie developers. It’s a hard industry to get into, and Epic assures that developers get the funding and resources they need to not just deliver a good game, but to continue in the industry. I know people dislike Epic for the very reason of exclusivity, but it truly does help good developers survive and thrive.
Are you interested in playing any of these games? Which one catches your interest the most? Let us know in the comments below!