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The Epic Games Store Will Continue Giving Away Free Games Weekly in 2020

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The Epic Games Store made its way into the gaming community last year, bringing with it a number of free games. Today it was announced that the free games will continue to come throughout 2020.

"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," Epic wrote in a statement. "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."

A large number of games were given away for free last year. This included FTL: Faster Than Light, Celeste, the Batman: Arkham series, and more. This year started off with the first two Darksiders titles and Steep. The current free game is Sundered Eldritch Edition, with the next free game being Horace.

Along with the announcement that they will continue to give away free games, Epic also gave stats on how well they did last year. The gaming platform had 108 million PC customers. $680 million was spent by PC players in the Epic Games Store, with $251 million being spent on third-party PC games through the platform. Over $23 million in coupons and discounts were fully funded by Epic. 73 free games were given away, with over 200 million copies of those games being claimed. Some of the platform's most popular games included Borderlands 3, The Outer Worlds, and Control. Upcoming exclusives include Godfall, Rogue Company, and Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Epic is also helping developers support cross-platform play using tools that they used while making Fortnite, with online play ranging across PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and mobile. Dauntless will be the first third-party title with Epic support for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. More cross-platform games will be coming to the Epic Games Store in 2020.

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