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Epic Games Contradicted As Fans Spot Asset Flips In the Store Despite Their Strong Words

Published 12/29/2021, 2:31 PM EST

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Asset flipping is something that every gaming-based digital store tries to stay away from. And when it comes to Epic Games, the developer and publisher of Fortnite, they have to be even more careful. Unfortunately, it seems like its storefront failed to manage and curate asset flips on the platform. Because just recently, it was revealed that some unwanted gaming titles, like Street Striker, are hanging around on Epic Games’ digital shelves.

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For those who are unaware of the term, asset flipping is a very distasteful practice and is often highlighted once in a while in the industry. It happens when some developers fail to do any significant progress with a gaming project.

They just acquire the assets found on many engine stores and eventually sell them on major platforms like Steam. However, it is not always possible to identify asset flips.


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But right now, the conversation is centered around Epic Games, and the present issue related to it.

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Epic Games Store fails to live up to its own promise

The latest situation came to light when a user on Reddit shared a post that mentioned the asset flips associated with Epic Games. When it comes to why it’s such a serious matter, the CEO and founder of Epic, Tim Sweeney, had announced something promising in 2019.

While sharing his objectives and goals for the store two years ago, he had mentioned that Epic won’t “accept crappy games.” Adding further, he also said that Epic won’t sell or distribute “bloatware or asset flips, or any sort of thing that’s meant to shock players.”


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Now, observing the current situation, it looks like the Epic Games Store has somehow failed to live up to its own promise. Clearly. Because what the CEO said in 2019 is not what is actually happening right now. Instead, it appears to be a total contradiction of what should have been. Asset flips are not healthy to be featuring on any store, let alone Epic.


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Asset flips listed on Epic Games Store since early December are Deadly Flight and Street Striker.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.