Epic Games Store will continue to give away weekly free games in 2020

Epic has announced plans to continue to give away free games every week on the Epic Games Store throughout 2020.

In a post announcing the plans, Epic said:

“New decade means new games and we’re looking at a great start with tons of amazing titles coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store in 2020. To kick things off, we’re extending our weekly free game program throughout 2020. Every single week, come back to claim your game. Once claimed, it’s yours to keep forever.”

Epic also announced some interesting stats for their storefront. Since launching back in December 2018, the Epic Games Store has welcomed 108 million customers who have spent a cumulative total of $680 million through Epic’s platform. On the free game front, Epic has offered out 73 free games representing a total value of $1455 through their storefront, which have been claimed a total of 200 million times. That’s a lot of freebie goodness.

Epic says that the average score across their free offerings is 80% which comes as no surprise to me – some of the freebies have been exceptional, including the likes of What Remains of Edith Finch, Axiom Verge, Slime Rancher, Oxenfree, This War of Mine, and Moonlighter.

Looking ahead, Epic is promising to keep growing their storefront and support cross-platform play, saying:

“In 2020 we’ll continue to lead the way in open and developer-friendly store terms, with 88% revenue sharing, support for developer and publisher payment systems, and keyless purchasing integration with Humble (more PC stores coming soon). On top of that, we’re offering integration with Epic’s platform-independent and store-independent online services with more than 300,000,000 customer accounts and 1,700,000,000 friend connections.

Epic is also helping developers support cross-platform play using the tools we built for Fortnite, with online play across PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, iOS, and Android.  Dauntless from Phoenix Labs is the first third-party game with Epic-powered support for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. Many more cross-platform games are coming to the Epic Games Store in 2020.”

The Epic Games Store’s free game is currently the chaotic hand-drawn Metroidvania title Sundered.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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