Now, the Epic Game Story is, on one hand, incredible, and on the other hand, just the worst.
It's an incredibly odd storefront. While the content within it is good, it's hard to navigate, lacks a lot of the quality of life features that exist on most digital storefronts, and just feels very behind the times as a result.
However, you do also get a constant stream of excellent free games, the wonderful EGS sales, and a few other little goodies that make it well worth having.
Well, things are getting a little better now, thanks to one new feature that Epic are trying out.
Achievements are finally coming to the Epic Game Store
That's right, according to a tweet from Epic Games, "Certain games on the Epic Games Store may begin to display achievements as you unlock them. This is an early version of the feature and you can expect to see changes & adjustments. We'll have more info to share on achievements in the future, so stay tuned!"
Sure, it's not every game, and sure, it's not going to be perfect, but it is about time.
Of course, it'd be nice if they also included better library organisation and a cleaner Store page, but at least this is something.
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What's the deal with achievements anyway?
Achievements started back in 2005 on Xbox 360. It wasn't something anyone realised they wanted until all of a sudden it was there.
Suddenly you had a way of showing off just how much better than your friends you were. Games that would reward you with easy achievements became popular even if they were terrible.
It's something that spread through gaming as a whole, with the PS3 introducing trophies around three years later in 2008. Nintendo hasn't buckled to the pressure of it yet, but if you play games on Steam then you'll be very familiar with it.
Achievements don't really enhance games, but they're a fun little inclusion, and they've become the benchmark for a full completion more often than not.