World War Z

World War Z: Epic Games Store was the "top digital platform"

Launching on the Epic Games Store worked out quite well for Saber Interactive's zombie shooter, which has sold "well over two million copies".

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A lot of developers will be watching what goes on at the Epic Games Store with interest after the company undercut Valve by some margin, offering developers a bigger slice of those sweet, sweet day one sales, which can make such a huge difference to a game's overall success.

After reading about the fortunes of games like World War Z, however, we can imagine even more studios will consider flocking to Epic's banner, drawn by the offer of higher profits and, for the time being at least, enhanced exposure in a relatively underpopulated storefront. The tradeoff, of course, is you don't get access to Valve's considerable user base.

That might start being less of a problem, however, if more devs start seeing decent returns from signing with the Epic Games Store, which is what it sounds like has happened with World War Z, with Saber CEO Matthew Karch telling PCGamesN that the PC store ended up being the game's "top digital platform".

Karch also confirmed that the game has already shifted "well over two million copies", adding to the success the game has enjoyed on PlayStation 4, which thanks to strong retail sales remains the lead platform for the co-op zombie shooter.

"We always believed the game would find a good following on PC eventually. The surprise was just how quickly it happened, and how important Epic's platform was in getting us there," Karsh told the site before adding later, that "on the PC specifically, we are performing way above expectations thanks to the support we have received from the Epic Games Store."

With more games heading to Epic's platform, and with user numbers boosted thanks to the company's continued commitment to a promotion that sees them give away a new game every week, it's likely that we're going to see more stories like this one.

Do you think that will be enough to tempt enough people over to the EGS to truly rival Steam?

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