Epic Games Publishing have signed partnership with developers of such titles as Control, Alan Wake, Max Payne, Limbo, Inside and The Last Guardian to produce new titles.
Control‘s Remedy, Limbo‘s PlayDead and The Last Guardian‘s Gen Design have all entered into partnership with Epic Games Publishing to produce new, multiplatform, games.
~Epic in a press release.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.
The developers will have “full creative control and ownership” as a result of partnership, benefiting from fully-funded projects and 50/50 profit sharing.
~Sam Lake of Remedy.Epic understands what it takes to create a big game. They want to give us full creative freedom
Arnt Jensen of Playdead.This is an arthouse studio. We can maintain the integrity of the organisation and own the games.
~Fumito Ueda of Gen Design.Since we have gone indie and opened a studio, I want to be able to reach more players than before.