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Epic Games Self-Publishing Tools for Game Developers and Publishers: What you need to know

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

Epic Games, the creator of popular games like Fortnite and Gears Of War, has recently launched self-publishing tools for game developers and publishers on its Epic Games Store. In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about Epic Games' self-publishing tools, including the cost to upload a game, the revenue cut, and whether or not you should publish your game on the Epic Games Store.


 

Epic Games Self-Publishing Tools


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What are Epic Games self-publishing tools?


Epic Games' self-publishing tools are a set of features that allow game developers and publishers to efficiently release games, maintain their store presence directly, and reach a growing audience of over 68 million monthly active users.

How much does it cost to upload a game to the Epic Games Store?


Uploading a game to the Epic Games Store will cost $100 per game submission. This fee is a one-time cost per game and is required to cover the expenses associated with reviewing and publishing the game on the store.


What percentage cut does Epic Games take?


Epic Games takes a 12% cut of the revenue generated by your game, which is significantly lower than the industry standard of 30%. This means that developers can keep a larger percentage of their earnings and reinvest them back into their game or company.


Should you publish your game in the Epic Games Store?


Publishing your game in the Epic Games Store can be beneficial for several reasons.


  • Firstly, the platform has a large and dedicated player base, the store has an audience of over 230 million users from all over the world. Which can help increase the visibility and exposure of your game.

  • Secondly Epic games provides professional localization for game pages at no additional cost.

  • Thirdly they have a Support-A-Creator affiliate program which allows you to incentivize content creators by sharing a percentage of your games revenue with them.

  • For games built with Unreal Engine, engine royalty fees are waived for in-store purchases using Epic’s payment processor.

  • The Epic Games Developer Portal has an integrated process for obtaining IARC ratings these ratings are required in some countries

  • Finally, the lower revenue cut taken by Epic Games means that developers can keep more of their earnings, which can be reinvested back into their game or company.

Conclusion

If you're a game developer or publisher, it is worth considering publishing your game on the Epic Games Store and taking advantage of these powerful tools.


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