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[mutant year zero]The Epic Games Store’s new free title is Control

2021-10-12 02:52 Tag:

  This week’s free Epic Games Store title is Control.

  Remedy’s supernatural action adventure game replaces Frostpunk, which was free to download from June 3-10.

  Control, which normally costs £23.99 on Epic’s marketplace, will be replaced by Hell is Other Demons and Overcooked 2 on June 17.

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  Epic claimed in January that the Epic Games Store had attracted over 160 million PC users since launching in December 2018.

  The company has been giving away free titles on a weekly basis since the marketplace launched, including 103 games in 2020, collectively worth $2,407 based on US prices. Epic said users claimed over 749 million free titles last year.

  Epic Games spent nearly $12 million securing titles for its regular free game giveaways during a nine-month period, according to a document released as part of the legal battle between Epic and Apple.

  Further readingRemedy’s AAA game with Epic, which may be Alan Wake 2, ‘is soon entering full production’Control studio provides an update on the status of its current projects

  It shows that Epic gave away 38 games during the store’s first nine months, each of which involved paying their developers a different ‘buyout price’.

  Games like Super Meat Boy, World of Goo and Rime cost Epic $50,000 or less, while three games cost more than $1 million to secure – Subnautica ($1.4 million), Mutant Year Zero ($1 million) and Batman Arkham Collection ($1.5 million).

  An ongoing Epic Games Store promotion knocks $10 off every game priced $15 or above, including titles featured in its ‘Mega Sale’.