Epic Games Store Adds New PC Apps – Itch.io, iHeartRadio, And More
Since launching back in 2018, the Epic Games Store has slowly added considerable value to its video game storefront, having periodically rolled out new features, nabbed numerous high-profile exclusivity deals, as well as offering a weekly selection of free games in attempts to slay the competition. Setting sights even higher, Epic has also begun listing non-gaming apps on its marketplace with the latest arriving today in a new update.
As per a recent news post, a total of five new apps have been added to the Epic Games Store, with the likes of indie game store Itch.io, crypto-adjacent web browser Brave, 3D/2D modeler KenShape, Photoshop-like art software Krita, and music streaming app iHeartRadio currently available on the PC platform. The majority of these debuting apps are free to download, while KenShape and Krita cost $3.99 USD and $9.99 USD respectively.
We heard you like stores, so we put a store in our store 🤯@itchio is now available to download through the Epic Games Store!
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) April 22, 2021
Adding non-gaming apps to the Epic Games Store is surely a new frontier, though it isn’t the first to grace the formerly game-centric storefront. Spotify notably brought its music-based services back in December, leading the way for any number of third-party apps to join the store. On top of these latest additions, Epic has teased even more PC apps slated to be introduced in the future, with the likes of Houseparty and Discord set to arrive sometime soon.
Spotify is now available on the Epic Games Store!
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) December 17, 2020
What do you think? Are you excited about what these app offerings may mean for the Epic Games Store, or are you just fine using the established versions of these apps? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more store-centric headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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