Upbeat New Year and Welcome to 2021!
We’re half a month into the New Year and what better approach to kick things off than to affirm that week by week free games will proceed on the Epic Games Store in 2021! It’s been an unfathomable year of development for us on numerous levels so we’re eager to share insights regarding 2020.
As we glance back at 2020 on the Epic Games Store, we needed to pause for a minute to thank the entirety of our accomplices who assisted us with carrying bliss to so numerous gamers around the globe over the previous year. Adjusting to continually changing difficulties is no simple accomplishment and we’re appreciative for this local area of designers, distributers, players and makers.
On account of this local area, the Epic Games Store saw noteworthy development in commitment no matter how you look at it. There are presently more than 160 million Epic Games Store PC clients. Every day dynamic clients are up 192% to 31.3 million day by day dynamic players, with a pinnacle CCU 13 million simultaneous players this year (up from 7M in 2019). Month to month dynamic clients in December rose from 32 million out of 2019 to 56 million.
This flood in player development has additionally prompted an expansion in buying and play time! In 2020, PC clients on the Epic Games Store spent more than $700M of which outsider games addressed 37% at $265M. A year ago, the Epic Games Store people group played 70% more hours with an absolute recess of 5.70 billion hours in 2020 contrasted with 3.35 billion hours in 2019.
We’re gaining ground to offer more titles on the store by onboarding more designers and acquainting their titles with the Epic Games environment. The Epic Games Store developed from 190 games in 2019 to 471 out of 2020. We delivered 103 week by week free games which were a major piece of the titles that advanced toward the store. In 2021, we will quickly extend the inventory of new titles accessible on the Epic Games Store much further by giving designers independently publishing devices for the EGS Platform and we’ll be delivering subtleties on those particular plans soon.
Delivered Store Features in 2020
Wishlisting was a significant component at first delivered in February 2020 and kept on seeing steady enhancements consistently. We followed with the arrival of Mod Support which keeps on consolidating more mod-upheld titles on the Epic Games Store. We additionally transported various Storefront visual enhancements in 2020, including changes to the Discover and Browse choices, just as a refreshed Carousel in December 2020.
We’ve additionally added:
There have been generous foundation changes that have not been on display for our PC clients to see. One such change is toward our Epic Games Store engineer distributing devices. Proceeding to improve our distributing instruments has given the chance to carry more games to the Epic Games Store in 2020 and as we walk toward complete independently publishing apparatuses, we hope to see significantly more new titles distributed. Disclaimer: Yes, we’ve referenced independently publishing devices multiple times now since it’s simply that significant! More Games. More Options. More Fun.
What’s coming in 2021?
A large part of the advancement work this year is fixated on opening the store to designers that need to distribute titles on the store. We need a smooth, consistent experience for engineers hoping to carry their titles to the Epic Games Store. This opens the capacity for Epic Games Store clients to buy the games they need, when they need while engineers appreciate a lot more attractive income share split.
We’re improving existing highlights like Wishlists and Achievements in 2021. There’s a significant need to deliver greater local area arranged highlights that give a more customized insight.
You can keep awake to date on highlights going to the Epic Games Store by bookmarking and looking at the authority Trello.
To the Epic Games PC people group and designers, we thank you for proceeding to help the Epic Games Store, we wish you all the absolute best! We’ll have various shocks coming in the year notwithstanding significant game deliveries so lock in for a pleasant time!