Epic has announced that throughout 2019 it is launching a suite of cross-platforming services for developers across seven platforms (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch) as allowable on each.
The services were originally developed for Epic’s Fortnite, and will be “free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores.” These can be mixed-and-matched as the developer sees fit.
Epic has released a 2019 roadmap for the services, which involve cross-platform login, ID-ing of friends, voice comms, parties, matchmaking, data storage, achievements, and more.
Recently the company unveiled its own digital store to try and compete with Valve’s Steam storefront. You can also read our interview with founder Tim Sweeney on that topic and look at a list of some of the store’s first titles.
[Source: Epic Games]
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Epic Offering Services To Further Cross-Platforming Gaming