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Epic Games Store brings cloud save support in latest update

By Humza ยท 11 replies
Aug 16, 2019
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  1. Slowly but surely, Epic is adding features to its storefront that most gamers have come to expect from the likes of Steam, GOG, Origin, and others. The latest being cloud save support, which the company announced as part of its August Feature Update.

    With initial support for 17 different titles including Alan Wake, Darksiders III, This War of Mine and World War Z, the company mentioned that all Ubisoft titles launched through its store also support the cloud save feature thanks to Uplay integration.

    As to why not all games on the store have cloud save support, Epic says that they're working with devs of other released games to test the feature and will enable it over time while upcoming games with support for cloud saves will have the feature enabled at launch.

    Another feature update includes keyless integration with the Humble Bundle digital storefront. Gamers can now link their Epic Games account with Humble Bundle for purchasing games directly through the store without requiring a redemption key. Once a purchase is made on Humble Bundle, the game will automatically appear in the Epic Games library with the company looking to add more partnerships with "highly reputable digital game sellers."

    The third feature update has to do with the look and feel of product pages, which Epic says now offer "beefier game descriptions, better release date visibility for upcoming titles, and allow for additional imagery and videos. This is being done to give developers more control over the presentation of their games, and also for customers to make better purchase decisions."

    For its future updates, Epic has highlighted a new installation experience for more games which the company rolled out with For Honor, Epic-hosted videos on the store for giving more options to devs on how to present their games, patch optimization for devs to significantly reduce download sizes, better documentation for devs aided by a technical blog, as well as a new playtime tracking feature which Epic says "is a critical piece for self-service refunds," which will help gamers to determine their eligibility for refunds on new game purchases.

    Finally, a refreshed UI is coming for game libraries that'll show a "list view" of games to make better use of screen space by displaying more titles at once. Additional functionality includes sorting and filtering these titles for quick and easy navigation.

    While that's all great to see, some PC gamers will be disappointed at the complicated situation of the "preloading" feature on Epic Games Store, a feature that CEO Tim Sweeney said is supported for some games but isn't yet live for highly anticipated titles like Borderlands 3. This means that the game will only be downloadable and ready to play once it releases on September 13, while those on Xbox and PS4 can preload the game ahead of its launch date.

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  2. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 404   +226

    Hell yeah. Epic needs to keep at it and people will change their salty views.
  3. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +133

    I wont deal with them until they stop paying for titles, took steam years to become the behemoth it is and the others just worked hard to get into gamers good graces, what epic is doing is wrong in so many ways.
    MonsterZero, Burty117 and m4a4 like this.
  4. Black Paper

    Black Paper TS Member Posts: 26   +22

    Do they even have a functioning shopping cart yet? Utterly ridiculous.
    MonsterZero likes this.
  5. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 404   +226

    Are we sure they're "paying" for titles though? Does Epic offer those companies an even larger %take in instead of actually paying them? I try not to blindly hate them for trying to establish themselves amongst the untouchable and holier than thou Valve. I haven't bought anything from the summer sale in about 4 years because it just keeps getting worse, the summer sale used to be something, now it's just a gimmicky mini-game with trash sales.
  6. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +133

    I dont consider valve special and if epic built itself up by launching a legit feature rich program I wouldnt harbor animosity towards them, but they didnt do that.

    they bankroll games that were crowdfunded, snatch known titles that were previously multi-plat, worst of all theyre taking choice from the PC world.

    as long as steam has been around its pretty obvious whats needed to compete with the platform but instead of doing that they decided to buy their way in and not in a kind way, if it wasnt for their money they would be nowhere and even more of a laughing stock than uplay or origin(which actually does try to better itself)
  7. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 498   +236

    lol just wait the more Steam features they add the higher their % cut that they take from sales will go.

    Fortnite will die one day. Look at MOBAs, they used to be the craze. That will die out soon.

    Trump will soon abolish Fortnite and rightfully so. 13 year olds running around with SCAR-H assault rifles commiting headshots (war crime) and throwing grenades around is destroying the youth. These things below into CoD and when you shoot someone with an assault rifle there needs to be blood and guts not stars and rainbows.

    Fortnite can mark its days.
  8. ExReey

    ExReey TS Rookie

    Just like owning an automatic weapon, no sensible reason why any citizen should be allowed to own one.

    On topic: why the hell did the Epic store launch without all these essential features? Why couldn't they make a good store first , and launch second?
  9. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 498   +236

    Because it isn't necessary. They throw the money around and give games to people, you don't need to provide good service when you can simply buy customers.

    There's Mutant Year Zero today for free on the epic launcher. Its a relatively new 40$ game.
    MonsterZero likes this.
  10. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 582   +334

    Epic can still suck a bag of dicks, maybe I wouldn't hate so much if they actually sold games. Their entire store is pre-order this pre-order that. I'll stick to steam, thanks.
  11. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +1,556

    Let's turn this conversation into another gun debate.
  12. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 404   +226

    Alright. I NEED a high capacity automatic weapon to take my land back. Someone let their wolf dog hybrids go in the woods out here and they've been breeding for a good decade in the woods. They aren't scared of anything and I've spotted them sitting in the woods looking into my open back yard.

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