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    November 1st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Epic in a new blog post discussed the October update for the Epic Games Store, as well as upcoming features in the next update. 

    The October update overhauled the storefront to make it more optimized and a new checkout overlay. Future features include adding wishlists and critic reviews.

    Read details on the update below:

    New Storefront
    Our first iteration of the new storefront experience is live! You can see what games are trending, filter by genre, and more - find games you love faster and easier than before. Please try it out and let us know what you think.

    Checkout Overlay
    We launched our checkout overlay with our partners at YAGER in their competitive quest shooter “The Cycle”. The new checkout overlay allows games to use our payment platform from within the game.

    Storefront Optimization
    Our free game releases have driven a lot of traffic to our site and in the past it hasn’t always handled that well. We’ve made those high traffic times smoother by improving our infrastructure and site call patterns.

    • By implementing local caching, we reduced queries to remote data stores and almost eliminated time spent accessing remote databases. 
    • Hot local caches also mean that an increase in traffic results in better performance. For example, during a 350% traffic increase leading up to the Fortnite Chapter 2 event, our service response time decreased by 30%.

    3D Secure for Europe
    3D Secure is important for new European regulatory requirements for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). Support for 3D Secure has begun to roll out and will be slowly rolling out across multiple countries over the next few months.  Players may be asked for additional authentication when making a credit card purchase in Europe.

    Thai Language Support
    You can now choose Thai from the supported language options on the website or within the launcher. If your operating system is already Thai and you’ve not explicitly chosen a different language other than English, the launcher should automatically switch to showing the new translations.

    Read details on new features that are currently in development below:

    Wishlist
    We’re working to bring wishlisting to the store. You’ll be able to wishlist any offer on the store and you’ll be notified of sales or promotions for that offer.

    Updated Library Grid View
    We’re continuing to improve our library. We’ll be updating the visuals for the grid view to better align with the new presentation of games on the storefront. We’ll also be making multiple polish improvements to the existing listview.

    Critic Reviews
    We’re excited to be working with OpenCritic to bring critic reviews to our game detail pages.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/441165/epic-games-store-update-to-add-wishlists-critic-reviews-and-more/