Epic Games’ ‘fight’ with Apple, which has been going on for about a year, and the ongoing lawsuit in the middle of companies also provide valuable information to emerge. Epic Games has been offering many games for free for a long time and aims to gain new users and strengthen its place against Steam with this tactic.
Within this plan, one of the games that Epic Games distributed free of charge was GTA V. Epic Games vs Apple case In one of the last documents, it was revealed how much success Epic Games has achieved with this breakthrough.
Free GTA V brought 7 million new users to Epic Games:
Last year, when Epic Games gave GTA V for free, the servers crashed due to the intensity experienced, and the event made a big noise. However, there was no definite information about what the benefit of Epic Games was from this. In court documents, Epic Games’s breakthrough with this Getting over 7 million new users appeared.
Epic Games To his success with GTA V other games that are closest Civilization 6 with 2.5 million new users and Subnautica with 1 million new users happened. But despite all these great successes, Epic Games still has a long way to go to catch up with Steam.
Epic Games current monthly active user count 58 million. On Steam, this number 120 million. It seems that Epic, which has been in a period of slowdown for a while after its initial growth, will need to give free games for a while to increase its fortune against Steam.