Phoenix Labs have revealed that Dauntless, the company's free-to-play action RPG, will be switching to the Epic Games Store when it launches in April 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, seemingly with cross-play onboard.
Well, at least that seems to be the general goal as Phoenix Labs wrote that playing anywhere, on any platform was their dream from the get-go, which is why they're proud of teaming up with Epic.
They listed Epic's credits in paving the way to cross-play with Fortnite: Battle Royale but even though the announcement never explicitly states that Dauntless is getting cross-play, it's definitely more than just a hint.
Either way, Phoenix Labs wrote that Dauntless accounts will be migrating to the Epic Games Store this year, with the existing launcher going into retirement once the process is done.
Players will soon have to move their Dauntless accounts to Epic's service, or simply merge them with their existing ones, which should include importing friend lists too.
Additionally, Phoenix promised that platinum will carry over and can be spent on any platform it was bought on, but there's no cross-spending, for the lack of a better word, i.e. if you buy it on Xbox One - you spend it on Xbox One.
Dauntless is expected to launch in April 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Nintendo's Switch following at a later date, with the exact dates soon to be revealed.
Considering the fact that Dauntless is built in Unreal Engine 4, we've no doubt it will fit into the ecosystem Epic are building as of late. The number of games surfacing as Epic exclusives is steadily increasing.
Yes, of course, we're referring to Metro Exodus and regardless of any PR talk that's being thrown around, whoever was in charge of making it available for Steam's pre-orders until the last moment obviously had just one thing on his mind, and it's not the player.
You can find Phoenix's Dauntless announcement here.