Next week’s free Epic Games Store title has been confirmed.
Aven Colony will be free to download from November 4-11.
It will replace DARQ: Complete Edition, which normally costs £15.99 but is currently free to download until November 4.
“Build a new home for humanity in Aven Colony,” reads the game’s product description. “Discover Aven Prime – an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and wetlands light years from earth. Build your colonies into massive, sprawling cities whilst dealing with the threats faced when settling on a new world.”
Epic claimed in January that the Epic Games Store had attracted over 160 million PC users since launching in December 2018.
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.
Earlier this month, Google countersued Epic Games in the latest twist in the antitrust battle originally brought against the company by the Fortnite maker.
The legal battle began in August 2020 after Epic moved to circumvent platform fees with a new direct payment option in Fortnite, leading to the game’s removal from Google Play and the App Store.
Epic is reportedly considering making a Fortnite film as part of wider conversations about the possibility of launching an entertainment division focused on scripted video programming.
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