Epic Games, which provides Fortnite and Unreal Engine and operates the EPIC Games Store, a PC game download and sales platform, announced that it will distribute weekly games for free in 2020.
Epic Games has been distributing games free of charge on the Epic Games Store at a pace of at least once a week on the Epic Games Store since December 12, 2018. The games distributed mainly in Super Meat Boy, Kingdom: New Lands, The Witness, and others with a list price of around 2000 yen. You need an Epic Games account to get it, or epic Games Launcher to play. Free games obtained in this campaign are treated as if they were purchased, and can be played at any time after the end of the distribution period. For example, from January 24 to January 30, 2020, you can get free of charge the 2D puzzle game “The Bridge” that combines Escher’s trick and physics.
“What game is currently distributed” can be checked from the following URL. You can also directly access individual pages of distributed games. Get free games every week. Epic Games Storehttps://www.epicgames.com/store/ja/free-games In this announcement, Epic Games also reports “how much the Epic Games store has grown.” According to the report, the Epic Games store has 180 million users, with a total use of the platform of USD 680 million (approximately 75 billion yen).
Through a series of free game distribution campaigns, the company distributed a total of 73 games, totaling USD 1455 (approximately 160,000 yen), bringing the total number of games distributed to more than 200 million.
Epic Games exclusive games, which have been revealed to be available by 2020, are “Predator: Hunting Grounds”, “Auto Chess”, “Rogue Company” and “GODFALL”. It is said that a number of other exclusive games are scheduled to appear.