The developers of such titles as Control, Alan Wake, Max Payne, Limbo, Inside and The Last Guardian have signed partnerships to produce new games with Epic Games under the Epic Games Publishing banner.
“The Epic Games approach to publishing fundamentally changes the developer/publisher model, and aims to have the most developer-friendly terms in the industry, so that creators can focus on making great games,” Epic said in a press release detailing the arrangement.
The partnerships mean that the developers have “full creative control and ownership,” benefitting from fully-funded projects and 50/50 profit sharing.
“Epic understands what it takes to create a big game,” Remedy’s Sam Lake said of the partnership. “They want to give us full creative freedom”
“This is an arthouse studio,” added Arnt Jensen of Playdead. “We can maintain the integrity of the organisation and own the games.”
“Since we have gone indie and opened a studio, I want to be able to reach more players than before,” said Fumito Ueda of Gen Design.
We’ll have more on these games as they’re detailed.