The Epic Games Store has had a pretty tumultuous few months since it’s launch in December 2018. Some backlash over timed exclusives like Metro Exodus angered gamers a fair bit. And some gamers felt that the selection of the games on the platform was a bit lacking, among other gripes as well. Epic has been working hard to improve these issues, including adding more games Supergiant’s Hades, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
And now, the company is looking into expanding coverage of the newest PC gaming platform on the proverbial block, in turns out that French developer Quantic Dream is partnering with Epic Games. They’re doing this to bring a spate of the titles the company has produced to the PC for the first time in quite a while.
Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls are all joining the growing list of video games for sale on the Quantic Dream store. All of these titles were only available previously for PS3 and PS4 due to them being published by Sony, so it is a little interesting to see this PC pivot coming from the company. Quantic Dream has released games on the PC before though, one example being the infamously bad Omikron: The Nomad Soul. Although luckily for PC gamers, the three games included in this new release are of decent quality.
The companies are excited about working together and equally happy to bring their story-driven experiences to a new audience. Guillaume de Fondaumiere, CEO of Quantic Dream, thanked their long-time publisher, saying that the developer is “so grateful for twelve fantastic years of collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and all they have allowed us to create and produce.”
Epic is also pretty hyped about working with the developer on this new effort. “We are extremely excited for the Epic Games Store to host such a well-known and established video game studio like Quantic Dream. Their games have truly pioneered the genre of interactive storytelling, and with their expansion onto other platforms we are truly honored they chose to take that first step with Epic Games,” commented Head of Epic Games Store Steve Allison.
Out of the three games, I think Detroit: Become Human is the best on both a technical and gameplay level. The amount of polish and graphical fidelity in Quantic Dream’s games has always been boundary-breaking, and they outdid themselves with that 2018 PS4 title. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Quantic Dream and Epic Games have not confirmed a release date for any of these PC ports yet, but they have said that gamers can expect the games to show up on the Epic Games Store later in 2019.