Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny believes ownership of digital items should be “independent of stores and platforms.”
Tim Sweeny, Epic Games founder and CEO, believes cross-store integration of digital stores is a good idea, especially should a store close, thus causing the buyer to lose their digital purchase (thanks, Blue).
Sweeny says Epic for one is committed to working with other stores and recognizes universal ownership of digital purchases.
Epic’s committed to working with all willing ecosystems to connect our stores and recognize universal ownership. Early bits include purchase integration with Humble and others, and library visibility to GOG. A lot more will be coming over time.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) July 20, 2020
He is obviously speaking about the intergeneration of the Epic Games Store with GOG Galaxy 2.0.
Earlier this week, GOG and Epic Games announced the integration for GOG Galaxy 2.0. Epic Games said at the time it was an “important step towards breaking down walls between PC stores,” as it enables a unified experience for players to manage their PC games library independent of where their games were purchased.
The goal behind GOG Galaxy 2.0, according to CD Projekt, is to “bring all your games and friends together in one place.”
“Together with GOG.com and Xbox Live, those official integrations are bringing a more seamless and reliable experience to gamers. We’re excited that Epic Games Store integration has come to GOG Galaxy 2.0,” said CD Projekt.
“The new official integration is the latest addition to GOG Galaxy 2.0, which we’re constantly improving with features requested by gamers. One of the recently added was the ability to see all your gaming subscriptions in one place. It helps gamers to conveniently browse, install, and launch games from an overwhelming amount of titles available on each subscription.”