There are many good reasons to visit the Epic Games Store. In addition to the weekly free versions, there are also some exclusive games that can only be bought in this online shop – at least for a certain period of time. But with regard to the "social features" there is definitely still room for improvement. Epic Games knows this very well and wants to improve this step by step in the foreseeable future. This includes a new system that is somewhat reminiscent of Discord and is currently under development.

How can be read on the official blog, it is a so-called group system that lets you stay in contact with your friends, even if you are not in the same game or even on different platforms. This applies to both text and voice chat, so that you have various options for communication. It should be possible to join or leave an existing group at any time – and in a flash. Here is an overview of the most important features of the new system:

Groups window
The group system that awaits you soon will have an "active group window". This is a separate window for the group in which you are currently active. In this window there are a number of options available to you to communicate and play with your friends and teammates. Share your latest highlights to get your friends to play a game with you, or start a match with just a few friends in the group while you can continue to chat with the whole group.

Quick entry and exit
The group does not have a single "owner". So if a friend needs to go offline, the rest of the group will move on. In the window, each group member can determine his own audio and video options. You can also invite other players and create closed groups.

In the game, the group continues
With the new group window there is also a representation of the group directly in the game. While you play, you can show and hide a simplified view of the group with the members and their respective status.

When exactly this feature can be expected in the Epic Games Store has not yet been determined. For the next month, however, it seems to be out of the question, because the introduction of player cards and an improved search are on the agenda in March.

Source: Epic Games

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