Today, Epic announced that it has added a new bundle of PC apps to the Epic Games Store. Not only are more Windows apps heading to the Epic Games Store, but Epic has even added a dedicated page for them. There are widely used apps in the current collection of new arrivals, as well as some great choices like the itch.io store.
This means, technically speaking, that you can now use the Epic Games Store to download another game store. As many PC gamers already know, itch.io is a DRM-free showcase for indie games, so the fact that it’s now counted among the Windows apps offered by the Epic Games Store is deliciously outlandish.
Along with itch.io, we’ll also see the open source Brave browser joining the lineup, which claims to be three times faster than Chrome. Add to that KenShape, which can generate 3D models based on pixel art; Krita digital painting application; and iHeartRadio, an app that doesn’t need to be introduced but is only available in North America, and we’ve got a pretty eclectic group of apps joining the Epic Games Store today.
The fact that these apps are joining the Epic Games Store shows that Epic is trying to make its storefront a one-stop shop that offers more than just games. Epic isn’t alone in offering software, as Steam has been offering apps for years as well, although Steam’s selection seems to be gaming-based, while Epic brings together all kinds of different apps under the umbrella. from EGS.
These apps join Spotify, which has the distinction of being the first Windows Epic Store app after its addition at the end of last year. Starting today at 8 p.m. EDT, those who subscribe to Fortnite The crew can get three months of Spotify Premium free of charge. To learn more, check out the new PC apps page on the Epic Games Store.