Epic Games has announced that its store has now more than 100 million users. Furthermore, the team will extend its free games program to 2020. Not only that, but Epic Games will sign up more exclusive deals in 2020.
Going into more details, third-party games made $251 million on the Epic Games Store in 2019. According to Tim Sweeney, this figure is 60% higher than its initial forecast. In other words, and despite the harsh criticism, EGS was a big success for Epic Games.
In 2019, Epic Games game away 73 titles as part of its free game program. Sweeney stated that the pace of free game installs is several times higher than they originally expected. As such, Epic will extend this program in 2020 and will offer more free games to PC gamers.
As for new games appearing exclusively on the Epic Games Store, Sweeney had this to say.
“Exclusives have been critical in gaining momentum in the presence of a competitor that began 2019 with more than 90% market share. Securing exclusives for Epic means we can significantly assist developers with product funding and invest in marketing and awareness knowing that these efforts bring in new customers to our store, rather than just sending more business to the incumbent.”