Epic Games has been gradual at updating the Epic Games Store with requested options. The competitor to Steam might have launched skinny on options, however Epic Games has been clear about its work behind the scenes. The firm’s Trello web page reveals lists of options which have lately launched, what’s coming subsequent, and different options deliberate for the longer term. Following a current Epic Games Store replace, a brand new characteristic has climbed to the highest of what is subsequent. That being a brand new pockets characteristic for storing money.
Officially, the Epic Games Wallet will permit Epic Games Store customers a approach to “load money” into their accounts. In different phrases, customers will be capable to cease utilizing a direct fee to their bank card or PayPal for each single buy. They’ll as an alternative be capable to pre-load money into their pockets, like when a consumer has the spare money helpful, after which put it aside for a sale or sport launch after they will not make sure if they will have the cash helpful.
Implementing the Epic Games Wallet can be simply step one towards implementing different key options into the Epic Games Store. The massive ones being money playing cards and gifting money to different customers. Cash playing cards are used typically in lots of nations and would permit customers to deposit money with a card, reasonably than holding onto it for prolonged intervals of time even when it simply has change on it. On the opposite topic, the Epic Games Store does not at the moment have a gifting system or reward playing cards. It might by no means get reward playing cards, both, as a result of overhead concerned with promoting them via third-party retailers. However, if every Epic Games Store account had a pockets, customers might reward money on to different customers with no third-party or reward card concerned.
Alone, nevertheless, a pockets system does not present a lot profit to customers. It does, nevertheless, considerably profit Epic Games. That’s as a result of pockets money continues to be cash that is been paid to Epic Games, it simply hasn’t been used. In that regard, Epic successfully turns into a financial institution, sitting on unused cash. It additionally permits Epic to supply refunds instantly into wallets, reasonably than via fee programs, once more permitting it to retain money reasonably than shedding it.
There is not any timetable for when the Epic Games Wallet might be carried out into the Epic Games Store. If historical past is any indication, it might take months if not years earlier than wallets are completed. Epic Games is not the kind of firm to hurry options for the Epic Games Store, however this characteristic does appear profitable.
Criticism is not uncommon for the Epic Games Store, so it is unsurprising that the pockets characteristic leaping onto the “Up Next” listing resulting in some customers venting their frustration. The lack of a buying cart stays a sore spot for a lot of customers, as does the lack to reward video games to others. Still, whatever the order of options and whatever the timetable, Epic Games continues to maintain engaged on constructing out the Epic Games Store.