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Next week’s free Epic Games Store title has been announced.
For the King, which blends strategy, turn-based combat and roguelike elements, will be free to download from February 4-11.
It will replace Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, a 2D metroidvania platformer which normally costs £13.99 but is currently free to download until February 4.
Various Epic Games Store stats were released on Thursday as part of a “2020 year in review” update.
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 claimed daily active users rose 192% to 31.3 million in 2020, with peak concurrent users reaching 13 million, compared to seven million in 2019. Monthly active users also hit 56 million in December 2020, versus 32 million in December 2019.
Epic Games Store customers spent over $700 million last year, with third-party games accounting for 37% ($265m) of the total.
The number of titles available on the Epic Games Store grew from 190 in 2019 to 471 in 2020, while total hours played rose 70% year-over-year, from 3.35 billion in 2019 to 5.70 billion in 2020.
“In 2021, we’re going to rapidly expand the catalog of new titles available on the Epic Games Store even further by providing developers with self-publishing tools for the EGS Platform and we’ll be releasing details on those specific plans soon,” Epic said.