Epic has said it will no longer be giving away Pandemic free through the Epic Games Store later this week as originally planned.
Alongside fellow board game adaptations Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride, outbreak simulation Pandemic was previously scheduled to be offered free through the digital storefront beginning on Thursday.
However, an Epic spokesperson told VGC: “We’ve shifted the release of Pandemic as a free game in our store schedule to a later date.
“Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne will still be available as the free games of the week from February 6 – February 13.”
While the spokesperson wouldn’t elaborate on the decision, it’s likely related to the current coronavirus outbreak, which has reportedly infected over 17,000 people and killed more than 360.
Pandemic puts players in the shoes of a disease control team tasked with treating infections and seeking cures.
Update February 6: Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez will be the next free Epic Games Store titles, available from February 13.
73 free games worth $1,455 had been given away and claimed over 200 million times since the promotion launched alongside the PC storefront in December 2018, Epic said.
It also claimed the Epic Games Store had amassed 108 million PC customers who had spent $680 million.