Epic Games made a huge announcement this morning and that was that they will be publishing the next games from three high profile developers.
Those developers are Playdead, genDesign, and Remedy Entertainment. Playdead is best known for their games Limbo and Inside, genDesign is the developer of The Last Guardian, and Remedy is of course the developer of Alan Wake and Control.
All three of these developer’s games will be released under Epic Games Publishing, a new multiplatform publishing effort with a developer-first approach. You can watch the trailer and read more about this below.
The Epic Games approach to publishing fundamentally changes the developer / publisher model, and aims to have the most developer-friendly terms in the industry, so that creators can focus on making great games.
-Full creative freedom and ownership. Developers retain 100 percent of all intellectual property and full creative control of their work.
-Fully-funded projects. Epic Games Publishing will cover up to 100 percent of development costs, from developer salaries to go-to-market expenses such as QA, localization, marketing, and all publishing costs.
-50 / 50 profit sharing. Developers earn a fair share for their work — once costs are recouped, developers earn at least 50 percent of all profits.
“We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves when we worked with publishers,” said Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic Games.
“gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games,” said Hector Sanchez, Head of Epic Games Publishing. “They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services.”