We’ve made some updates to the Marketplace this morning. It is currently live on the web and will be live on the launcher shortly. If you run into any issues, please contact us. The next major update will be an overhaul on our Comments and Ratings system.
Bug Fix: ‘Featured’ section images have been adjusted to not have their edges cropped
Improvement: ‘Featured’ section shows 3 less products to fit more above the fold
New: Added ‘Special Discounts’ section to highlight products on sale
Improvement: ‘New Content’ section renamed to ‘New Releases’ and changed to show a random selection of 15 new releases
New: Added ‘View All’ links to each section
Removed: Removed horizontal page lines
Removed: Removed Categories links section
Removed: Removed infinite scrolling from the New Content and Categories list section
Marketplace Navigation Bar
New: Added a ‘Featured’ button to the navigation bar, which leads to a list of all featured products
Improvement: ‘All Products’ button renamed to ‘Browse’ and changed to have alphabetical sorting of categories in its dropdown menu
New: Added a dropdown menu to the ‘Free’ button, with the options ‘Epic Games Content’, ‘Free for the Month’, and ‘Permanently Free Collection’
Search Results page
New: Number of search results is now displayed
New: Added ‘Relevancy’ to the ‘Sort By’ options, which is the default sorting for keyword queries
Improvement: Moved ‘Sort By’ dropdown for improved usability
Improvement: Moved Filter UI to persistent side panel
Improvement: Sort and filtering options are now instantly applied to search results, without reloading the page
Some great new and much needed additions to the marketplace
Good job you all!
Query, could we get better control when selecting if a package has mobile support?
Grouping mobiles that handle es2 and higher is rather awkward, especially with current gen smartphones can handle sm4+
And additionally a separate “Nintendo Switch” tag.
I have asked about this before, and (for me at least) a rather important thing to have.
Edit: while taking a good look at the new comments section, I feel there needs to be some better distinguish between each comment.
Some small contrast between each comment would make a world of difference
It is nice but there is one issue. I tried refreshing 10 times, one of the assets that was released yesterday only showed up on 8th refresh, however I got few same assets 4-5 times during 10 refreshes. That is why I think New Releases must be sorted by release date in homepage, maybe even show all of them in homepage scroll loaded as before, you don’t use rest of the page anyways.
This was a pleasant surprise when I booted up the Marketplae today
Though there are few items missing from the “Free -> Epic Games Content” category, for example: A Boy and His Kite and Particle Effects.
I found this because a friend asked me for a cloud particle and I couldn’t find those two projects in the previously mentioned tab.
I agree. I usually check new releases from time to time and now it’s easy to miss some of new items, if it’s not sorted by release date.
… Maybe another section just before the New Releases, something like Latest Releases? So Latest Releases with date-sorted items and New Releases with randomized list…?
WOW Marketplace is now UGLY …Really!!! Yellow numbers on a white background (FUGLY)… Also whats with the highlight around peeps text, aesthetically this has gone backwards… Any way could we have a wish list feature might be nice to be able to add things to it to purchase at latter date! I buy some things from time to time and i have to then empty other items from the basket that i wont buy this time around. Also sort the colors out! whats next black text on a very dark gray or maybe Bright red and Bright Blue just to jar your eyes even more so than yellow on white?
@Unreal_Josh Hey, I wanted to bring this up once more because I’ve got my asset approved but waiting for any news on New Releases being changed back to chronological order on front page before publishing. It is apparently going to hurt sales because some (or even most) people visiting marketplace are not aware of that section being randomized and won’t visit the actual category with correct order. And it is known that sales happen in bulk in first few weeks, most likely due to high visibility of being on front page. Unless every person entering marketplace visits New Releases category, we are losing potential customers by not having the asset on front page due to some randomization algorithm.
In this thread there are 4 people saying the New Releases section needs to change making this the most agreed upon issue post-update. You guys have answered relatively lower important questions but have ignored this one. When or are you ever going to change the New Releases on front page to chronological order?