Epic Games has announced its next lineup of free games it will offer to those with an Epic account, including Prey and Jotun: Valhalla Edition.
This is not the first time these games have been offered by the Unreal Engine makers as Prey was offered for 24 hours in December 2021 and Jotun was available in December 2019, however now is your chance if you missed out before.
Epic Games has been offering free titles for some time now with 89 titles on offer in 2021 worth roughly $2 120 or R 34 000 (somewhere there). This was unfortunately down from 103 in 2020 but Epic has offered better titles each year.
Users are clearly enjoying the titles offered by the recently launched Unreal Engine 5 developers, as they claim that over 765 million games were claimed in 2021. The free title giveaways have also increased Epic Games’ player database, putting it at over 500 million players which the developers have credited the free titles for.
Sony recently invested over $1 billion into Epic to expand its metaverse plans. The investment was matched by LEGO group, who aims to create a child-friendly metaverse with Sony mainly focusing it seems on Fortnite. However this investment from Sony was solely for Epic to focus on working on Sony’s proposed metaverse which is still pretty scarce on details.
Sony Group CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement:
“We are thrilled to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse field, a space where creators and users share their time. We are also confident that Epic’s expertise, including their powerful game engine, combined with Sony’s technologies, will accelerate our various efforts such as the development of new digital fan experiences in sports and our virtual production initiatives.”
Prey and Jotun: Valhalla Edition will replace the current free title, Terraforming Mars, which will be availble until May 12th. You can grab the new free titles from May 12th – 19th.