We reported earlier today that Remedy Entertainment had signed an agreement with a 'major publisher' to develop two next-gen games. Well, that publisher is none other than Epic Games, which has revealed it's also working with Playdead (Inside, Limbo) and gen Design (The Last Guardian) in a "new multiplatform publishing effort with a developer-first approach".
Epic Games has detailed how its approach to publishing "fundamentally changes the developer/publisher model". Ultimately, developers are promised to retain full creative control and 100% of all IP, as well as earn a fair share for their work, earning at least 50% of all profits (once costs are recouped). Additionally, Epic Games Publishing will cover up to 100% of development costs.
Here's what Head of Epic Games Publishing Hector Sanchez had to say:
“gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games. They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services."
The company has confirmed additional information, development partners and games will be announced in the coming months. How do you feel about the announcement of Epic Games Publishing? Sound off in the comments below.