Over the past few years, Valve has responded to Epic Games’ threat of free games by filling in some missing features around Steam’s game recommendations and social links.
Epic Games will now try to fill in its shortcomings on the social network side, which is the area most used by gamers.
In a blog post posted by the Epic Games team, the platform announced plans for the social network later this year. According to this plan, the digital store is planning a party system that includes Discord-style voice and written chat. Epic has also expanded its gaming experiences to let you know what your party members are doing.
Under its new plan, the digital streaming platform also eliminates the existing “Whispers” or DM system, citing players not using it.
Although the party system will take place “in the future” under the new plan announced, the changes due this month include Player Cards on the social panel, which make it easier to understand who someone is, who they are, who they are, who they are, and more so.
It is thought that these features will not strengthen Epic Games’ competition against Steam too much. In addition, Epic Games has been making progress in things like wishlist improvements for some time.