Epic Games Store Launches New Features and Shows What's Coming Next

Published: November 1, 2019 9:30 AM /


Epic Games Store

Epic has announced some new features that have been added to or will soon be added to the Epic Games Store.

The biggest change is to the store itself. It now displays a few different categories for quick access to the interesting stuff. For example, a "new releases" section shows off games that just came out, such as Afterparty and The Outer Worlds. There's also a section for upcoming games, such as Red Dead Redemption 2, which comes out in a few days. Additionally, a new checkout overlay makes it easier to buy in-game items while in-game. The first game to support this will be F2P co-op/competitive hybrid FPS The Cycle. Additionally, there's some behind the scenes changes that help the store rune smoother when needed, such as when Fortnite: Chapter 2 dropped, and to make the store more secure. The store now also supports the Thai language, if you prefer to use that.

Equally interesting is what's set to be added soon. One is a wishlist, a feature Steam has had for quite a while. This lets you toss games onto a list and see when they go on sale, making it a great way to track any sales going on (such as, say, a Halloween sale.) The library will also be getting an update, to help make the visuals line up better because it's always nice to have your games organized nicely. Finally, the Epic Games Store will be getting integration with critical aggregation website OpenCritic, displaying a game's score on the page so you can see how various critics (like, say, TechRaptor maybe?) feel about the game you're on.

How do you feel about these new changes? Been using the Epic Games Store at all? Do you still refuse to use it because of the lack of a shopping cart? Let us know in the comments below!

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