Steam could have revolutionized how PC video games are offered, but it surely’s now not the one large participant on the town. The newest challenger to Steam’s dominance is the Epic Game Store, the place you’ll be able to choose up titles like Fortnite and Ashen, in addition to exclusives like Supermassive’s early entry title Hades. To assist spark curiosity within the new digital storefront, Epic is freely giving a unique recreation without spending a dime each two weeks. The first freebie is the open-ocean recreation Subnautica, which is obtainable till December 27.
Normally promoting for $25, Subnautica kicks off as you crash-land on a submerged alien world. Your first job is to be sure you can survive by discovering meals, contemporary water, and crafting supplies you should use to make every part from diving gear to underwater dwelling quarters. As you progress, you may assemble instruments that allow you to enterprise additional into the depths of the open world, buying higher supplies and discovering clues to what made you crash within the first place.
In our Subnautica review, critic Brett Todd gave the sport 9/10, writing, “Subnautica’s story, scares, and beautifully rendered underwater setting make it one of the most fascinating survival games around. You will always have to grind away to a certain extent to gather necessary resources, but the overall experience is both accessible and refined. Subnautica may not make you eager to get back to the beach this summer, but right now there is no better virtual way to experience the beauty, and the terror, of the deep blue sea.”
After Subnautica goes again to common worth, the Epic Game Store will make Super Meat Boy free to personal between December 28 and January 10.
Discord additionally lately threw its hat in the PC game distribution ring, and it isn’t letting the Epic Game Store off with no battle. The firm introduced that in 2019, it can undercut each different competitor when it comes to income sharing with builders. If competitors is nice for purchasers, let the video games start.