In the official announcement, epic officials said it hoped to create epic game mall as “a place where players can communicate with their friends across platforms, join groups without difficulty in voice conversations, and can play games with group members at any time.”
The features that have been identified to be added to epic game mall in March include:
Player card function is coming soon! Clicking on a friend’s name in the social panel will display its player card and offer you several new options. Viewing a friend’s business card will allow players to perform important actions, such as managing friendship options, or viewing common friends. In the future, you can also join your group, invite it to a new group, or even customize your own player card.
Enhanced search system
The new epic game mall social panel will come with more effective search tools. We have optimized the search query method, and the results now will include the number of common friends, cross platform search options, and better results matching. If you have an invitation to a game waiting to reply, you can click “join” directly, and the game will run and automatically join the game with friends.
When you’re browsing epic game mall, we want to make sure you don’t have to open a separate window to use a ready to use, reduced social panel. Here, you will see notifications such as game invitations or friend requests.
Do not disturb
With so many extra social features, we also understand that you don’t want to be disturbed after you browse the mall in the starter and join the game! The do not disturb button will ensure that you will not receive notification of a game invitation or a friend request during the game.
Since whisper is rarely used, it will be hidden at present, but we hope to return it as a more effective function to send messages to your friends in the future.
In the future, epic will also join a new group system, allowing players to form groups themselves and communicate through voice, text and more. In addition, the achievement system will be added to optimize the wish list function.