Epic Games Store is working on customizing the library
The Epic Games Store is working on features that will improve players’ ability to customize and organize their libraries.
Improved library organization and customization is in the works according to a recent “up next” entry in Trello, the team management tool used by Epic Games Storedevelopers. These highly requested features should be very useful to many customers with large libraries and will make the Epic Games Store more competitive against other customizable storefronts like Steam.
The Epic Games Store was launched in 2018 as part of Epic’s drive to create a competitive storefront platform featuring Epic’s games along with many other exclusive titles and releases. One of its most successful features is the Epic Games Store’s weekly free games program, which occasionally gives away AAA games with a normal value of $40-$60 USD. Gamers who have been on the platform since the beginning likely have several hundred free games in their libraries, which has led to a demand for improved methods of managing these growing collections. Thanks to free games and releases that remain exclusive to the Epic Games Store for sometimes over a year, the storefront has steadily grown in popularity.
Much of the Epic Games Store development process is easily visible to the public through Trello, a team management platform that allows developers to manage to-do lists to develop additional features, fix bugs and establish roadmaps for future projects. One of the most notable recent additions to the Epic Games Store Trello board is “Favorites and Collections,” pinned under the “Up Next” category. A mock-up screenshot of the feature is included, showing a drop-down menu for games allowing them to be added to custom collections or sent to a default “favorites” folder.
Several other features are also listed in the “Up Next” category that players can look forward to. Epic Games Store is working on its social aspect with improved player profiles where players can display their achievements and earned platinum trophies. A user-driven tagging system is being developed that will allow users to participate in polls that will determine which categories apply to certain games, and a rating system is planned that will prompt players to occasionally leave a star rating for a game during their session. ends. Hidden achievements are also on file, which is especially useful for spoiler-free achievement lists.
Many of these features are already present in other storefronts such as Epic Games Store’s biggest competitor, Steam. While weekly free games and exclusives have helped drive traffic to the service, an enhanced user experience and enhanced features like customizable libraries are an important step if the Epic Games Store is to draw players away from their established Steam collections.
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