Epic Games’ next free game may be disappointing for some players: Here’s why


The Epic Games e-store saw rapid growth last year. According to the company’s latest annual report, the Epic Games Store continued to grow in 2021 and monthly active users touched 62 million in December.

Epic states that there were more than 194 million PC customers on the Epic Games Store, spending $840 million last year, though only $300 million came from third-party games. However, a major hit was the freebies – a total of 765 million weekly free games, which the company claimed in 2021 from the 89 titles offered via ECS. Epic plans to continue the tradition this year, offering players new free games on a weekly basis. ,

While the first free title – Relicta has been taken off the charts on January 27th, Epic has come up with another one, the mecha third-person action shooter game. Daemon X Machina will be free to download until February 3. The game was originally introduced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive but was later released on PC. This fast-paced mech action title is usually listed at a price of $60 USD, but mech aficionados can claim it for free from Epic’s store.

While Daemon X Machina can be touted as one of the more recent titles to be added to Epic’s ‘free game program’, the next freebie will be a disappointment to some players. ECS will release Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, a 2D platformer from Playtonic, as a free title on February 3. As the free claims service is offered from a rotating selection, the next free title will be a repeat of what was introduced in 2019. Simply put, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair was one of the free games that EGS gave away at its 12 Days Free Games event in 2019. If you are one of those players who already have the game installed on PC, it is better to skip checking for the third free game. But those who missed out on this opportunity can download the game in the first week of February at 10 AM CT (9:30 PM IST).

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