The latest free game on Epic Games Store is guaranteed

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The latest free game on Epic Games Store is guaranteed

In an article published on VGC last February, Ampere analyst Louise Shorthouse questioned whether Epic’s game giveaways were sustainable in the long term. “The number of free games increased by 41% [in 2020] – reflecting the increase in customers – but their value grew by over 65%,” she wrote. “Essentially, Epic is giving away more expensive games, probably in an attempt to sustain momentum and continue to draw in a broader audience, and it seems to be working. The number of free games claimed in 2020 increased almost threefold year-on-year, from 200 million to 749 million.

 

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  • Relicta, a first-person physics-based puzzle game in which players use magnetism and gravity to accomplish their objectives, will thereafter be available for free until January 27. During the second part of last month, the Epic Games Store gave away over 15 games, with titles available for free every day from December 16 to December 30. Control, Shenmue 3, Neon Abyss, Remnant: From the Ashes, Ethan Carter’s Vanishing, Loop Hero, Second Extinction, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Vampyr, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Prey, and the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy were among them.

  • “But even for Epic Games, a company still basking in the glow of Fortnite’s vast profits, there will be a limit to how much it is willing and able to spend on free content.“