Epic Games Store achievements are now supported in select games, and the company says it is working on tools to ship more developer achievements, including more titles. Early versions of the achievements handled by game developers were released earlier this year, but the new system will come with better support and more features. Other developers will also have access to the tools, meaning that more games will receive their official epic achievements before the end of the year.
Epic points out that the previous version of the achievements known as Developer Achievements will continue to be available after the launch, and assures you that everything you earn will not be lost when the game you play is migrated to the new global system. For games compatible with Epic achievements, a new detail page will be added where players can track their progress according to the release, which highlights the epic achievements about to be unlocked. Epic says more games that support the new features can be expected in the coming years.
There is no word yet on whether performance levels grant privileges for in-game content, game discounts, recognition from others, or bragging rights to friends, but they should be happy to be included in the Epic Games launcher.
Epic Games Store will start rolling out the new Epic Achievement System next week, the company announced today. While video game achievements have long been available on Epic Games Store, they have always been in the hands of developers, but not in line with the performance systems of comparable digital distribution platforms such as Valve and Steam. Epic Games has announced the launch of the platform’s brand new achievement system and development tools, which studios will be able to activate from next week.
Interestingly, Epic Games is also planning social features and rewards so that players will not only be satisfied by unlocking benefits and completion incentives. The biggest thing missing is a performance system that is part of other game platforms that do not run on Nintendo. If the achievements of Epic Games offer players more opportunities to express themselves outside of the exclusive rewards for certain achievements in the game, then they are on the right track.
The Launcher of Epic Games Stores, which it shares exclusively with the Launcher of Epic Video Game Store, has added slower features than competitors such as Steam, which has a performance system. The launch of the Epic Games Store has been sluggish, adding options that rival Steam. Considering that I get a dopamine rush from every other game platform I play, from bars to Nintendo, I can’t say I get the same from the Epic Store.
A standardized performance system is integrated into the Epic Games Store Achievements and will be added to some games from next week, the Epic Games Store announced Monday. A representative confirmed to PC Gamer that ARK is currently the only game on the market for which success can be achieved. It is likely that many games will not be rewarded with success, as these rewards are integrated into the Steams system.
As announced on the Epic Games website, the full system of performance will be integrated into Rocket League, Hades: Pillar of Eternity, Humankind, Zombie Army 4, and more games. The Epic Video Game Retailers Launcher will feature a system of successes that will bring you XP, with platinum awards if you earn 1,000 XP in a pastime. Epic Achievements are divided into four levels based on their XP value, with the Platinum Achievement awarded to those who earn 1000 XP in-game.
When you have the Platinum Achievement, you will receive 1,000 XP, and the remaining achievements will be listed below. If a game supports epic achievements (as opposed to the introduction of developer achievements) there will be a new page within the game where you can track and view your achievements. The new Achievement Details page in Epic Games Launcher which can be accessed from tiles in your library is outlined in the game and your progress in that direction.
What began as a blatant attempt to oust Steam as the world’s largest digital PC gaming showcase has not had the desired effect, but now the Epic Games Store is finally getting success. The company added that it has worked with its development partners over the past year, meaning that selected games that support its successes, which will be released next week, will be available immediately after their launch. While the achievements of the stores will be introduced in limited form, it will be fun to see them in our Epic-owned titles, especially since they are a feature that no other gaming platform currently offers.
Epic Games has other plans to expand the feature set on the storefront, although it does not plan to add many features from other digital distribution platforms such as discussion forums and user reviews, but to use existing social media platforms to support them. Support streamers also get revenue from Epic Games for microtransactions conducted in the Epic Games Store that players support and incentives to do so. Fortnite creators receive 5% of the cash value of these purchases. If Epic has new games available in its store, the company plans to fund developer releases through the store with revenue guarantees, and if a developer decides against a release, Epic will pay the difference if the game performs poorly.