The Epic Games Store reports a successful 2020. The download platform currently has more than 160 million PC users, "the number of daily active users rose from 31.3 million to 192 percent of the previous year". The free games that are distributed weekly among the members are likely to have a large share in the success of the platform. As announced by the Epic Games Store, 103 PC games were distributed for free last year – and almost 750 million times were used. It was recently announced that more than 19 million players were playing the Free full version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 linked to their profile in the Epic Games Store during the distribution period.
The Epic Games Store confirms that it will continue to give away at least one PC game to its users every seven days in 2021. Currently, players are downloading Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition for free. From the February 4th is again For The King free ready for download. In one current blog entry The store also writes that the maximum number of simultaneously active users was 13 million in 2020 (compared to 7 million in 2019). The number of monthly active users in December rose from 32 million in 2019 to 56 million.
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"That surge in player counts also increased purchases and playtime. In 2020, PC users on the Epic Games Store spent over $ 700 million, with third-party games accounting for 37 percent of $ 265 million Last year, the Epic Games Store community played 70 percent more hours, with a total playing time of 5.7 billion hours in 2020 compared to 3.35 billion hours in 2019, ”the platform announced.
In 2021, the Epic Games Store wants to "rapidly expand the catalog of new titles by giving developers tools with which they can publish their titles themselves on the EGS platform". More information on this will follow shortly. A large part of the development work this year will focus on opening the store to all developers who want to publish their titles in the store. In addition: "In 2021 we will continue to improve existing functions such as wishlists and successes. We particularly value the publication of more community-oriented functions that enable a more individual experience," announced the store. In 2021, among other things, the social functions and player profiles are to be improved.
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