Epic Games Store now supports Indian Rupee (INR) pricing. This is great news for PC gamers in India, as you don’t have to worry about conversions between the United States dollar (USD) and the rupee, or the associated fees Indian banks charge to buy something in. international currencies. Epic Games Store’s INR support is coming sooner than expected, as it was originally slated to roll out in 2021. With that, the Epic Games Store also appears to allow localized pricing, although, as always, it’s between hands of the developer.
Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, which were not available at all in INR for PC gamers before, come in at Rs. 2,999. It’s not what you would call localized, but it’s still better than the $ 44 (around Rs.3,260) you must have played earlier on the Epic Games Store, or the 60 EUR (around Rs.5,280) that you still need to pay on Ubisoft Store which does not support INR pricing. New games such as Iron Harvest (Rs. 1,899) or Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (Rs. 349) are online with or around Steam prices.
Not all prices are this competitive. The highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is Rs. 2,999 on Steam, but Rs. 3,205 on the Epic Games Store. (It’s another question altogether that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the few PC games available at retail in India, and also more affordable at Rs. 2,499.)
But hey, at least you now have the option to directly compare prices, between Steam and the Epic Games Store, something that was not previously available to PC gamers in India. Along with Ubisoft Store, CD Projekt Red’s GOG.com continues to be stuck in USD pricing. Steam provided INR support in late 2015.
On the Epic Games Store, the Indian Rupee joins a variety of supported currencies including USD (US Dollar), CAD (Canadian Dollar), AUD (Australian Dollar), GBP (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 koruna), ILS (Israeli shekel), CHF (Swiss franc) and HUF (Hungarian forint).
Now that the INR is available on the Epic Games Store, hopefully other payment method choices will be coming online next. It’s part of the Epic Games Store roadmap under “future development,” after all.
The Mako Reactor was the first to report on INR support from Epic Games Store.