Fortnite's new Creative mode is Epic's answer to Minecraft

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store

A wintery theme has been confirmed for Season 7 with the first teaser from Epic Games showing a menacing character in an ice crown. If the developer is using Unreal Engine, Epic is taking the 5% of engine royalty for sales out of their 12%.

While we're obviously not looking at an all-encompassing storefront here similar to, say, the 2011-launched Amazon Appstore, Google definitely has a few reasons to be anxious about Epic's ambitious plans. The studio has now shared the final teaser, and it hints that some rather big things are in store for Season 7.

The video shows you being able to fly around the game world in order to mould the world, with no need to collect resources in order to build anything.

The ninth instalment in the revered first-person shooter franchise (and the first since 2007's Unreal Tournament III) was being developed with help from the community.

The Support-A-Creator program is another unique feature of the store.

'As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players, ' claims Epic Games founder and chief executive Tim Sweeney, of the plan. "Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers". Those buying games in the Store automatically get subscribed to the developer's news feed, and there will be no store ads or cross-marketing of other games on a particular title's page. Obviously, the studio didn't want to share any of its earnings with Google, which was a surprise considering Fortnite was already available on the Apple App Store.

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"Fixed costs of developing and supporting the platform become negligible at a large scale".

"In our analysis, stores charging 30% are marking up their costs by 300% to 400%", said Sweeney. From Epic's 12% store fee, we'll have a profitable business we'll grow and reinvest in for years to come!

So we would assume that today's third and final poster offers yet more clues at new equipment coming to the game in Season 7.

The post has since been deleted, but no before archival bots on the website took a copy of the original text.

It's likely Creatve Mode is what Epic Games was planning to announce during The Game Awards.

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