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Next week’s free Epic Games Store title has been announced.
Pine, “an open-world action adventure game set in a simulated world in which humans never reached the top of the food chain,” from developer Twirlbound and publisher Kongregate, will be free to download from May 6 until May 13.
It will replace Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms’ Epic Champions of Renown bundle, which Epic says is worth over $100, but is currently free to download until May 6.
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.
Last month Epic outlined its vision for the future of social features on the Epic Games Store, including details about its party system, which is “coming soon”.
“We want to transform the Epic Games Store into a place where you can connect with your friends across platforms, effortlessly jump into parties with voice chat, and play games together without missing a beat,” it said.
Sony recently invested an additional $200 million in Epic Games as part of a wider $1 billion funding round which the Fortnite and Unreal Engine firm said will allow it to pursue future growth opportunities.