Epic Games Store adds search function

The Epic Games Store gets a new search function and will be adding more features in the coming months.

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The Epic Games Store is continuing to grow and expand, with new features seemingly coming every other week.

The latest addition to the Epic Games Store includes a new search function, which it previously didn't include when it first launched. It took around three months for it to be implemented, which is a bit strange. Even if, as designer Sergey Galyonkin notes on Twitter, the store only had three games to begin with, a search function is quite the basic component of a platform that plans to feature multiple titles.

According to Galyonkin, there are additional goodies coming to the platform as well, such as pages. The Epic Games Store is in need of some of the same bells and whistles that its competition includes right now, but it is still in its infancy. It's accruing new games and exclusives at a rapid rate, however, so we'll probably see more growth like this going forward at an even faster pace.

More features are coming soon.
More features are coming soon.

It has an even cooler setup right now, with a plan for free games every two weeks. The practice kicked off with offering Subnautica and Super Meat Boy back in December, and Epic Games has kept its promise with a series of free titles since then, with a wide selection of titles for players to choose from. The latest rotation includes Slime Rancher and Oxenfree.

This isn't anything new for online gaming stores, as Steam, GOG, Twitch, Discord, and other services do similar things, but it's still a good way to keep the platform in the good graces of gamers looking for more reasons to start utilizing Epic's store instead of others. It remains to be seen what else Epic will be adding in the future, but at least it looks like there's some kind of movement when it comes to letting folks know that this isn't even the store's final form.

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    March 11, 2019 8:10 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Epic Games Store adds search function

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      March 11, 2019 8:20 AM

      They really need to add some more basic functionally to their store.

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      March 11, 2019 12:56 PM

      Instead of spending millions buying exclusives that sow division among the pc platform, they should employ a huge team and crank out a decent feature complete client to crush Steam.

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        March 11, 2019 1:02 PM

        They don't want to be feature complete with Steam. They dont want gamification, they want curation, etc. All those features would otherwise add to costs of running, and they wouldn't likely be able to offer their 12% cut anymore.
        Steam is great and all but it is heavy for the purposes that it does if you do not care about those features. Epic's looking to be based only on features that met the majority of devs and players.

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        March 11, 2019 1:07 PM

        Speak for yourself, but I actively don't want half (or more) of Steam's "features".

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          March 11, 2019 1:24 PM

          Oh yes, I am.
          But other than this search function they've just added, a wishlist system, cloud saving and game lobby through friends list are a must and are missing from the client.There's also no library sorting nor install management of any kind.
          So I still stand by my statement, their millions could be spent at more urgent points at this stage.

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            March 11, 2019 1:38 PM

            Cloud saves should be mandatory for any store/launcher at this point.

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          March 11, 2019 1:42 PM

          This

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      March 11, 2019 1:27 PM

      We need Steve Jobs to talk about how this is the best search ever

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        March 11, 2019 1:43 PM

        Back when apple removed the stylus
        "Yuck, who needs a stylus? They suck and get lost"
        When apple introduced a stylus
        "Magical"