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Tim Sweeney's company has achieved what many have not been able to: offer an interesting alternative to other clients and PC launchers. While it is true that users are unhappy with the idea of downloading multiple applications to play different titles, and the cloud of animosity towards Epic Games has not dissipated; the company has closed a successful 2021.
An extensive review that the company has shared on its website, where they have shared some quite spectacular figures. With the exception of Steam, companies don't usually share their download or user data beyond certain sales figures, driven by distributors, but today we know that the Epic Games Store has added no less than 194 million users on PC over the course of the year. from 2021, 34 million more users than in 2020.
Obviously, having a good portfolio of users is not as important as keeping them active —beyond the free games that the company offers week by week—, so Epic Games has puffed up its chest and adds that the digital store generated 840 million dollars last year, and only 36% of those sales correspond to third-party games. Although of the 917 games that the launcher currently has, less than half are its own productions or where Epic Games has a majority stake, it shows that titles like Fortnite or exclusivities like Rocket League enjoy a good life on the platform.
But what about the future? It is difficult to face this year without looking back, but Epic does not hesitate to announce that it will continue to promote the development of free trials and betas - this early access was released on the platform last August - and accessibility improvements and developer post. As for us gamers, Epic remains committed to releasing the long-awaited achievements in 2022.
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Likewise, the company will continue to give away titles every week, with events and celebratory times like last Christmas where the rewards were greater, and small interface redesigns in the library and download manager. As he advances, they want to "include the ability to prioritize and queue games for download, include more options to help users filter and organize the library, change the view of games to see more and offer the possibility to see the library outside of the launcher".
A whole declaration of intent from the Americans that closes with the spectacular list of titles that reach the platform, although, for the moment, it seems that the temporary exclusivity of publication has been diluted. Titles like Forspoken, Uncharted: Thieves' Legacy Collection or Dying Light 2 Stay Human will not miss the simultaneous release on Steam.
Epic Games will continue working to include achievements in its games, although it is not the only improvement that will come to its platform