Epic Games Store Shopping Cart cover

The Epic Games Store Shopping Cart is Finally Here

December 9, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Surprise, surprise -- the Epic Games Store shopping cart has finally arrived, albeit a little later than some might have expected.

As you probably know, the Epic Games Store boldly launched as a competitor to Steam a couple of years ago. One of its notable features is the fact that it only charges 12% revenue share compared to the standard 30% seen on most other storefronts.

 

Unfortunately, it has also been missing some other critical features. While it's made progress on some fronts -- such as through the addition of reviews and wishlists back in 2019 -- it has also been missing a useful feature that's important for digital storefronts: a shopping cart. That all changes today.

Epic Games Store Shopping Cart demonstration

 
 

The Epic Games Store Shopping Cart Lets You Put Virtual Items Into a Virtual Shopping Cart

The debut of the Epic Games Store shopping cart is a welcome change for anyone who has purchased more than one game on the storefront. Previously, you would have to purchase games one by one.

Here's how the shopping cart works: when you buy a game, you choose to either "Add to Cart" or "Buy Now." If you choose "Add to Cart," your purchase will be held in a virtual queue along with any other purchases you make. So in short... it's a shopping cart.

 
 

Epic Games even cooked up a cutesy little trailer for the announcement:

The shopping cart will also have a "Move to Wishlist" button if you're uncertain about a purchase that's sitting in your cart. You can opt into e-mail messages to receive news about updates for your wishlisted games.

It's nice that the Epic Games Store shopping cart has finally arrived (even though it took almost three years to get it done). You'll soon have some great things to put in your cart -- there could be as many as 15 free games being given away over the holidays. You can get some great savings in a Flash Sale right now on the Epic Games Store.

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What do you think of the Epic Games Store shopping cart finally arriving? Are you surprised that it took this long? Let us know in the comments below!