If there's been an ever escalating complaint against Valve and Steam recently, it's the influx of low quality and even downright offensive games that are making it's way into the platform, with almost any game being accepted now for the right price.
It's lead to some very questionable content appearing on the platform, with recent controversies even landing the platform in a debate in the UK's House of Commons.
Epic's Tim Sweeney has decided to set his stall out quite nearly in this regard, however. Speaking to PC Gamer, he stated that the store will not be in the business of accepting low quality, crappy games, or any offensive / pornographic games either.
While there won't be any restrictions on things like the unreal engine, the store itself will be closely curated.
We'll have a quality standard that doesn't accept crappy games. We'll accept reasonably good quality games, of any scale, whether small indie games to huge triple-A games, and we'll take everything up to, like, an R-rated movie or an M-rated game. A GTA game would be fine to us, but Epic's not going to distribute porn games or bloatware or asset flips, or any sort of thing that's meant to shock players. The PC's an open platform and if we don't distribute it in our store you can still reach consumers directly.
This could be a decent selling point for the Epic Store, given there's a growing unrest surrounding low quality asset flips that are basically a con for people's money. Although Steam offer a refund for any game with less than a few hours of playtime, it's still proven infuriating to customers.