The Epic games operated, Epic games store is a digital video storefront for Microsoft Windows and macOS. It lets you play and download games for every genre both as mods and free games. Many users availed of the platform’s weekly freebies over the past year.
Recently Epic Games released a fancy 2020 year-in-review infographics, earlier today. Games shows off some large numbers regarding the platform’s growth in 2020 compared to 2019, its launch year. It’s showcases that there are over 160 million people who made accounts and bought something from the store last year, spending nearly over $700 million together.
It has increased its monthly active users twice in December from 32 million to 56 million active users last month. The epic game also saw its daily active user go upto 31.3 million, which the company announces as a 192 percent boost. And its peak player count hit 13 million in 2020 nearly double than 2019 the peak of 7 million.
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Epic Game Store states
Epic games store confirms that its popular features and its weekly free games will be continuing on the Epic Games store in 2021 as well. 2020 has been an incredible year of growth on so many levels for it. The 2020 results Confirm it, and the company seems very excited to share some of those details here.
By looking at the company states we can say that the Epic Gamers Store is very successful in bringing joy to so many gamers around the world. With the help of its partners and users. It is possible especially because of the community of developers, players, and creators of the Epic gamers store.
It announces that the community has helped it to reach a historic growth in engagement across the board. Daily active users rise up to 192% to 31.3 million daily active players. This drastic growth of active players also resulted in an increase in sales and playtime. Especially in 2020, Epic games store PC users spent over 700 million dollars of which third-party games represented 37% at $265M.
Whereas last year, Epic gamers store community players played 70% more hours. With a total playtime of 5.70 billion hours in 2020 while in 2019 3.35 billion hours. It also has listed the most popular games on the store. It includes Fornite which is a gangbuster for the studio but surprisingly Snowrunner and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1&2 also on the top. Even shockingly still Godfall.
Epic Gamers Store future plans
Epic Games says that ” It is working towards making it easier for developers to publish games on its platform. For everyone, it works to include some community-oriented features like adding social components, player profiles, and updates for its achievements and wishlist features.
Some of its efforts show in including Spotify on its Epic gamers store. Spotify is now available on the Epic gamers store, it indicates Epic game’s ambition of turning a game store into a more general app distribution platform. You can download Spotify directly from your Epic Gamers Store, just like from your App Store and Google Play.
However, the Epic Games store is well known for its free giveaway, and users have taken full advantage of it without a doubt. In 2020 more than 103 games have been given away. The games would cost about $2,407 to buy at full-price. These freebies were claimed nearly 749 million times over the year.
The epic store released features in 2020
In February 2020 it released the wishlist feature and made some decent incremental developments throughout the year. Later it released mob support which allows you to incorporate more mod supported titles on the Epic games store. After it has released numerous visual improvements. Also, it includes some changes to discover and browse options along with an updated carousel in December.
However, there have been some infrastructure changes that are absent in plain view for PC users to see. One of that changes is towards developers providing them publishing tools in the Epic games store.
Why it is better than other app stores
The Epic Gamers store offers a very generous payout to developers. It takes only 12 percent of a developer’s revenue for its cut. Whereas other platforms like Valve, Apple, and google play store take 30 percent of the developer’s revenue.
Epic Games Store has a growing user base, developer-friendly fee structure and now it hosts one of the most popular apps, Spotify. Epic seems to be making its efforts in the case that non-gaming developers should consider its Epic Games Store platform as a viable alternative to other app stores.
It is also making more titles on the store by onboarding new developers and introducing their own titles to the Epic gamers store. Epic games released 103 free games with the titles that made their way to the store. In 2021, it plans to expand the catalog of new titles on the Epic Games store. Mainly by providing developers with self-publishing tools for the EGS platform, it announces that it will release all the details soon.
Recently, Epic Games Store released A fancy infographic. It shows off how its game storefront grew in 2020 compared to 2019 its launch year. It showcases that there are over 160 million people who made accounts and bought something from the store. Nearly 749 million free games were claimed by users of the Epic Games Store.