Switch Gamepass with Epic Store and there would be riots in the streets. Some people are lowkey enjoying this because it promotes GP.
Epic Store buys exclusivity, this is a case of a better version being released for reasons nobody knows, it wasn't even advertised at all that there are improvements. Could be that these improvements will be patched into the Steam versions soon
(also the Windows Store is better than Epic. Family Sharing + User Reviews + no additional launcher install since it is a standard windows app. The biggets issue with Epic is that their store is absolutely devoid of features that Steam and Windows Store have)