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Release Management — How It Works
You will work in the Dev, Stage, and Live sandboxes to publish your product on the Epic Games Store.
Go to Organization Dashboard > Product > Epic Games Store.
When a new product is created in the Developer Portal, a new sandbox is also created. A sandbox is a high-level distribution environment for a product. Sandboxes separate sensitive data (offers, artifacts, etc.) to prevent leaking to the public and to make sure the data can be promoted safely between sandboxes.
On the Release Management page, created entities move from Dev to Stage to Live sandbox.
Dev – Where entities can be edited. Once configuration of an entity is complete, it will transition from the Drafted to Ready status. You can PREVIEW ON STORE any entities in Dev-Ready status or PUSH TO STAGE.
Stage – Where final configuration can be tested prior to submission. You can PREVIEW ON STORE any entities in Stage.
Once your product's final configuration has been finalized, you can SUBMIT FOR REVIEW. You can also select Rescind to remove the review request if you have additional changes to make. If there are any changes noted during the review, you can make the changes and re-submit.
When all entities have been approved, you can PUBLISH to the Live sandbox.
Live – Accessed by end users.
Entities for your product are grouped in four sections:
Store Config – Core configuration shared across the entirety of your product
Artifacts– Builds and their associated configuration
Offers – Offer metadata including descriptions, images and pricing
The status of all product entities will also be displayed in a sandbox using the following color-coded statuses:
Drafted – Entity is incomplete and requires additional configuration
Ready – Entity is complete and ready to be pushed to the Stage sandbox
Processing – Entity is actively being copied across sandboxes
Staged – Entity was pushed to the Stage sandbox
Changes needed – Entity has required changes identified requiring publisher attention
Approved – Entity was approved and is ready to be published to the Live sandbox
Published – Entity was published to the Live sandbox