Retro gaming platform Antstream Arcade is coming to the Epic Games Store


The Antstream Arcade has been around for a long time now, offering over a thousand retro titles available through cloud streaming. The service quietly joined the Epic Games Store last week, offering a free welcome pack to all users.

For one reason or another, neither Antstream nor Epic Games have sent out a press release or updated their news sections with this announcement. Thankfully, PCGamer spotted it, which helped spread the word.

For those who don’t know, Antstream Arcade is a cloud-based gaming platform that focuses on bringing retro games to a wide range of devices, including PCs. The idea is that by using Antstream, you don’t have to tinker with emulators or search for ROMs, and can instead jump right into a catalog of over 1000 retro titles. You’ll find games from the arcade age, as well as the early days of PC and console gaming.

The Free Welcome Pack on the Epic Games Store is available to new Antstream players through Thursday of this week, offering 1,090 Gems to be used to acquire games. Most titles cost 30 gems per game, so you can at least try a good number of titles. You also have the option of paying $ 39.99 for a one-year subscription to the service.

Antstream Arcade is also slated to hit Steam at some point, as the service was listed on the store over the summer. Currently, it’s still listed as “Coming Soon,” indicating that it could be a timed exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

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