Twitch stream promises “exciting new announcements”
An Epic Games Store spring showcase event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 11.
A Twitch stream kicking off at 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm GMT promises to deliver “a curated collection of exciting new announcements, gameplay, developer insights and more”.
Launching alongside the event and running for two weeks will be the Epic Games Store Showcase Sale.
Featured discounts will include Star Wars: Squadrons (40% off), SnowRunner (up to 40% off), Cyberpunk 2077 (10% off), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (up to 20% off) and Hades (20% off).
Epic claimed in January that the Epic Games Store had attracted over 160 million PC users since its launch in December 2018.
It said daily active users rose 192% to 31.3 million in 2020, with peak concurrent users reaching 13 million, compared to seven million in 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.
The Epic Games Store has been giving away free titles on a weekly basis since it launched, including 103 games in 2020, collectively worth $2,407 based on US prices.
For the King and Metro Last Light Redux, which normally cost £15.49 and £14.99 respectively, are currently free to download until February 11, when they’ll be replaced by Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition.