Epic Games has announced that it will publish new titles from Gen Design (creators of The Last Guardian) Playdead and Remedy Entertainment. The projects will be released under Epic Games Publishing, a new multiplatform publishing effort with a developer-first approach.
According to the press release, developers will retain 100% of all intellectual property and full creative control of their work. Epic Games Publishing will cover up to 100% of development costs, from developer salaries to go-to-market expenses such as quality assurance, localization, marketing, and all publishing costs.
Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic Games, said:
“We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves when we worked with publishers.”
Hector Sanchez, head of Epic Games Publishing, added:
“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.”
Lastly, Epic will release two games from Remedy for next-gen consoles and PC. The first project is a “AAA multi-platform game” already in pre-production and the second is a “smaller-scale” project. Both of these games will be using the Northlight Engine.