Paris-based developer Quantic Dream has teamed up with Epic Games to bring their lineup of previously-released titles to PC for the first time. Epic made the announcement today during their “State of Unreal” keynote presentation at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls are all headed to PC as timed Epic Games Store exclusives. This is the first time that players will be able to enjoy this Quantic Dream lineup on a platform other than PlayStation 4.
Thrilled to announce that HEAVY RAIN, BEYOND: TWO SOULS and DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN will release later this year for the first time on PC in the @EpicGames Store. #QuanticDream #HeavyRainPC #BeyondTwoSoulsPC #DetroitBecomeHumanPC #EpicGamesStore pic.twitter.com/bjW08ZrbCD
— Quantic Dream (@Quantic_Dream) March 20, 2019
“We are so grateful for twelve fantastic years of collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and all they have allowed us to create and produce,” stated Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere in a recent press release. “With this new partnership with Epic, we can now expand our products to a wider fan base and allow PC players to enjoy our titles.”
Each Quantic Dream game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year, after which they are free to move on to other distribution services such as Steam. Keep an eye out for Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls on the Epic Games Store later this year.
Upcoming Epic Store Games
Quantic Dream’s previously-released titles aren’t the only timed exclusives coming to the Epic Games Store. Here are some of the other games confirmed to release as Epic Games Store exclusives, timed or otherwise:
- Control (Remedy Entertainment)
- Dauntless (Phoenix Labs)
- The Outer Worlds (Obsidian Entertainment)
- Solar Ash Kingdom (Heart Machine)
- The Cycle (Yager)
- Afterparty (Night School Studios)
- Spellbreak (Proletariat Inc.)
- The Sinking City (Frogwares/Bigben)
- Industries of Titan (Brace Yourself Games)
- Kine (Chump Squad)
- Journey to the Savage Planet (Typhoon Studios/505 Games)
- Phoenix Point (Snapshot Games)
So far, Epic’s newborn game distribution platform has done a decent job going toe-to-toe against its competitors by snatching up both AAA games and highly anticipated indies alike. The Epic Games Store even has a regular lineup of free games for users to download each month. For more of Epic’s announcements from GDC 2019, check out the video below.