Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney says gaming "will change more in the next five years than the past 10".



The company's CEO has opened up about the future of the gaming industry and how hit titles such as 'Fortnite' and 'Apex Legends' have shown that "old decisions" need to be "revisited".

Speaking to MVCUK.com, he said: "I think the game business will change more in the next five years than the past 10.

"The last remnants of the old retail model of gaming are falling apart, and the biggest successes are fast-moving indies and fast-moving big competitors - exemplified by 'Fortnite' and 'Apex Legends'.

"All of the old decisions need to be revisited."

The Epic Game Store is an example of how an old idea can become vital to a business' future.

Sweeney said: "We built the technology long before we had a business model supporting it."

And he says that 'Fortnite' paved the way for the online store.

He said: "It accelerated everything by bringing in the large audience of engaged gamers required for a successful storefront launch, and the e-commerce economies of scale for an 88-12 per cent revenue-sharing model."

The year ahead will see the Epic Game Store introduce a wider variety of games to the subscription service.

Sweeney said: "The Epic Games Store team has been working with developers around the industry to identify prospective titles.

"In this early phase, we are starting with a small number of carefully selected games based on consistent quality across a wide variety of scopes. Throughout 2019, the store will open up more widely."