Epic Games Store implements support for Indian rupee pricing
The Epic Games Store now supports prices in Indian Rupees (INR). This is great news for PC gamers in India, as you don’t have to worry about conversions from US dollars (USD) to rupees, or the associated fees Indian banks charge for buying something in international currencies. INR support from the Epic Games Store comes ahead of schedule, as it was originally planned to roll out in 2021. With that, the Epic Games Store appears to be allowing localized pricing as well, though as always, it’s up to the developer.
Ubisoft titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, which weren’t available at INR for PC gamers previously, comes in at Rs. 2,999. It’s not what you’d call localized, but it’s still better than the $ 44 (roughly Rs. 3,260) you had to play before. Epic Games Store, or the 60 EUR (approximately 5,280 rupees) that you still have to pay in the Ubisoft Store that does not support INR prices. New games like Iron Harvest (Rs. 1,899) or Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (Rs. 349) are online with or around Steam prices.
Not all prices are so competitive. The long awaited Cyberpunk 2077 is Rs. 2,999 on Steam, but Rs. 3,205 on the Epic Games Store. (Another issue is that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the rare PC games available in retail stores in India, and also more affordable at Rs. 2499).
But hey, at least now you have the option to compare prices directly, between Steam and Epic Games Store, something that was not available before for PC gamers in India. Along with Ubisoft Store, CD Projekt Red’s GOG.com remains stuck on USD pricing. Steam brought INR support at the end of 2015.
On the Epic Games Store, the Indian Rupee joins a large number of supported currencies, including USD (US Dollar), CAD (Canadian Dollar), AUD (Australian Dollar), GBP (Great British Pound), EUR (Euro), PLN (Polish Zloty)), RUB (Russian Ruble), KRW (South Korean Won), JPY (Japanese Yen), TRY (Turkish Lira), UAH (Ukrainian Hryvnia), BRL (Brazilian Real), SEK (Swedish Krona), DKK (Danish Krone), NOK (Norwegian Krone), MXN (Mexican Peso), PEN (Peruvian Sol), CZK (Czech Crown), ILS (Israeli Shekel), CHF (Swiss Franc) and HUF (Hungarian Forint).
Now that INR is available on the Epic Games Store, hopefully there will be more options for payment methods below. This is part of the Epic Games Store ‘ road map in “future development”, after all.
The Mako Reactor was the first to report on INR support from the Epic Games Store.