Epic Games has rolled out a new update for the Epic Games Store, and Cloud Saves are the highlight of the day.
Specifically, Cloud Save support has been added for the following 16 titles:
- Alan Wake
- Close to the Sun
- Darksiders III
- Enter the Gungeon
- Genesis Alpha One
- Kingdom New Lands
- Mutant Year Zero
- Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
- Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
- The Sinking City
- This War Of Mine
- World War Z
Hyperlight Drifter was originally another title included in this list, but Epic found that they were unable to support Cloud Save for the title due to “additional technical limitations”.
Update: Due to additional technical limitations found while investigating this concern, we have determined that we are unable to support Cloud Saves for Hyper Light Drifter at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Epic Games store (@EpicGames) August 16, 2019
Epic was keen to note that all Ubisoft titles have already supported cloud saves since launch due to their integration with Uplay, and they’re currently working with developers of other previously-released games to try and enable the feature for as many of them as possible. Moving forward, Epic says that all upcoming games which support Cloud Saves will have them enabled at launch. The addition of Cloud Save support is a much-requested feature from users, and its inclusion takes away one of the main draws of Steam, Epic’s closest rivals on the digital store front.
Outside of Cloud Saves, the update also gives all product pages a “face-lift” which will see them “offer beefier game descriptions, better release date visibility for upcoming titles, and allow for additional imagery and videos”. Epic says that they’ve done this to allow developers more control over how their games are presented on the store front, which should also make it easier for customers to make better purchase decisions.
The update also marks the launch of Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, which will allow users to link their Epic Games account to a Humble account so that games can be purchased directly from the Humble store without needing a redemption key. This means that any player who links their account can purchase a game through the Humble store and see it instantly available in their Epic Games library. Epic say that this is a step towards “creating an open ecosystem for players”, and they’re looking for more partnerships with “highly reputable digital game sellers”.