The Epic Video games Retailer lastly enabled cloud saves for titles bought on the platform, however the rollout of the characteristic isn’t but as widespread as many shoppers hoped.
Cloud saves, which again up saves of video games on-line for straightforward restoration in case one thing unlucky occurs, is a typical characteristic amongst fashionable gaming platforms, together with the Epic Video games Retailer’s rival Steam. In keeping with a highway map that Epic Video games launched by way of Trello, cloud saves had been focused to reach within the digital storefront this month.
A tweet by Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney, nevertheless, exhibits that the corporate has apparently fallen quick on its purpose.
Cloud saves are enabled for a few new video games proper now. Now we have a bit extra work to do earlier than rolling it out extra broadly.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) July 25, 2019
Sadly for patrons who’re trying ahead to cloud saves, the characteristic is at the moment solely out there for Moonlighter and This Battle of Mine. The 2 video games are at the moment free on the Epic Video games Retailer.
When requested whether or not including the cloud save characteristic is a handbook course of, like including titles to the Epic Video games Retailer, Sweeney answered sure, however for the group behind the digital retailer. He admitted that builders do not need to replace their video games to benefit from the characteristic, so it seems to be just like the delay in implementation is just on Epic Video games’ aspect. Sweeney didn’t present a particular timeline for the broader rollout of cloud saves.
Different objectives on the Epic Video games Retailer highway map which can be focused for completion this month embrace a redesign of the shop’s web page, enhancements to offline mode, participant playtime monitoring, and Humble Bundle integration.
Moonlighter and This Battle of Mine are free on the Epic Video games Retailer till August 2. The subsequent titles that might be free on the digital storefront are Alan Wake and For Honor.
There have been questions on whether or not the Epic Video games Retailer would pose a legit problem to Steam, however nearly instantly after launch, impartial studios beginning transferring to Epic Video games’ digital retailer over Valve’s because of the substantial distinction in income sharing.
The Epic Video games Retailer has attracted the likes of Borderlands three, the PC model of which might be unique to the digital retailer. One other hit title to reach within the Epic Video games Retailer is Tetris Impact, which was previously a PlayStation four unique.