The Epic Game Store is light on features, but the Unreal Engine maker has plans to address users' biggest requests.
The digital convention, hosted on Steam, will give narrative indie games a chance to connect with players.
Taiwanese horror game Devotion mysteriously disappeared from Steam on Monday after Chinese nationalists review bombed the game on Steam. Previously, players found a joke comparing Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh, which is a political meme censored in China.
The company cited 'realignment plans' as the reason for shutting down the digital game storefront after less than a year, but will fulfill all pre-orders.
Weeks after Epic's Tim Sweeney mentioned an opt-in review system on Twitter, EGS Director of Publishing Strategy Sergey Galyonkin has clarified that developers have the choice to enable 'almost all future sub-systems,' including achievements and support tickets.
Deep Silver parent THQ Nordic seemed surprised by the move, which has led to intense reaction among some core players.
The battle between PC digital storefronts continues, with a big enough win for Epic that has prompted a rare response from Steam owner, Valve.
It's Ammobox versus TheGameWall Studios in this complex story of digital storefronts and rogue publishers.
Steam has had a 'rough' year, but Valve plans to work on game discoverability algorithms, expansion into China, and expanding tools to tackle toxicity.