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Epic Games Store roadmap no longer displays expected dates

Published: 17:08, 02 September 2019
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Epic Games Store development roadmap no longer displays expected release dates for the upcoming features. Epic announced the change in a blog post, explaining the decision by saying that Trello roadmap is not fulfiling the goal they set.

Earlier this year, Epic Games introduced Trello roadmap, which detailed all the upcoming features for the publisher's launcher. The development roadmap included a bunch of features like pre-load, user reviews, automated refunds and shopping cart with the expected release dates.

However, today, Epic Games have announced that their Trello roadmap has received a couple of changes, which some Epic Games Store users certainly won't appreciate. The biggest change is the removal of expected release dates for the in-development features, meaning that users won't be able to see when Epic plan to introduce some long-awaited additions.

In a blog post, Epic explained their decision by saying that Trello development roadmap did not meet the expectations that the publisher initially set. 

"The Trello roadmap is not fulfilling the goal we set when it was introduced. The goal with the Trello roadmap is to provide visibility into the development cycle for the store’s more player-centric feature set. While it’s accomplished that to some degree,  we’ve missed the mark accurately displaying the timelines for feature delivery. We regularly delay feature releases due to shifting priorities and the need for further iteration. We’re always focusing on improving, and we believe the Trello can be improved as well," it's written in the blog post.

Epic also say they will look to provide more granular updates on the features that are closer to the release date or actively in development. The Trello board will be updated every two weeks from now on, and you can already see some of the upcoming additions. 

Up next for release is a fix for Ubisoft's titles which require large installs, library list view while player playtime tracking is also coming soon.

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Epic Games Store Trello development roadmap can be found here . Find Epic Games' announcement on their official blog .

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