Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Epic Games Store Will Continue Free Weekly Games in 2020

Epic Games promises to continue trend of giving away free PC games on Epic Games Store throughout 2020.

Hitting up one year anniversary last year, Epic Games didn't even slow down on their regular wave of free games offering on Epic Games Store and is still keeps on giving stepping into new year of 2020 with no sign of stopping.

Last year, EGS had 12 days of free games initiative that ran alongside their first annual Holiday Sale. They even entered a new decade giving three titles at once, which they intend to continue on a weekly basis throughout this year as well.

epic games store free weekly pc games giveaway 2020
Epic Games Store Will Continue Free Weekly Games in 2020

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Already given out 73 games so far that were being claimed for more than 200 million times and are worth $1,455 in total, Epic Store is planning to extend this freebie giveaway practice to have a large part of their audience engaged.

Not only did EGS highlighted many promising indie tiles on their platform, they handed out older games from those creators to members to claim for free as part of a promotional tactics, which seemed to have worked pretty well too.

epic games store pc revenue income 2019
Epic Store PC Games Revenue

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During their entire run, they attracted 108 million members to their storefront and had their valued customers spend over $680 million for PC games and $251 million of that revenue amount was used up on third-party titles.

Epic Games is determined to continue supporting developers and publishers with a friendly 88% revenue split, just as they initially started. After enabling keyless purchasing integration with Humble Store lately, there are more to come in future.

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Of course those numbers are very impressive for first year of a new digital distribution outlet but you can easily bet that a lion's share of that percentage has come from their free-to-play online shooter game Fortnite Battle Royale.

Most popular on Epic Store last year was Borderlands 3, Control, Metro Exodus, The Division 2, The Outer Worlds and World War Z. For 2020, they are planning to include Auto Chess, Godfall, Predator: Hunting Grounds and Rogue Company.

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Epic Store Most Popular Games in 2019

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Support for cross-platform play across Android, iOSMacNintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation and Xbox systems were limited to Fortnite only. Currently, Dauntless from developer Phoenix Labs has the same features as first third-party game.

Epic Games plans on working more on cross-platform games in near future that are coming in 2020. More timed exclusive titles will head over to Epic Games Store as well, which means they will probably sneak onto more Kickstarter projects.