As it seems that the folks who are apparently running the Epic Games Store haven’t necessarily learned anything when they had previously made Grand Theft Auto V as their free game that further resulted in an avalanche of users to crash their servers. Going by the new leak news the next three are supposed to be free games. Although they may not be as popular as GTA V, they are however going to put the servers through messed up state once again.
As per a Reddit post, a supposed screenshot of the Epic Games Store reveals the three names. According To A New Leak, These Will Be The Next Three Free Games On The Epic Store, Civilization VI, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, and Ark Survival Evolved that together make up the three free games until about the mid of June.
Civilization VI is scheduled to be free starting from May 21. The game got its initial release for POC back in October 2016, and the game had surprisingly received a huge amount of positive feedbacks then, had won multiple awards, and had sold more than a million copies within the first week after its release. According to an update from Take Two, the game was also on the verge to surpass Civilization V’s lifetime sales record which had tipped out at eight million copies sold.
Next is, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection shall follow Civ VI, and is supposedly going free on May 28. The Handsome Collection comes with both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and had been released for PC, Xbox One, and also for PlayStation 4 in March 2015. However it has been scheduled for a May 29, 2020 release for the Nintendo Switch.
The Borderlands series still enjoys its popularity with Borderlands 3 selling over five million copies within its first five days. The franchise in total ahs earned more than a billion dollars which is certainly going to give a feel-good effect on the servers.
And, finally comes, the Ark: Survival Evolved that is going to be available from June 4. Ark which was released as an early access PC title way back in the middle of 2015, and by August 2016, had sold over 5.5 million copies then. By June 2017, it went onto have over nine million active users. The game still remains popular with the modding community and also continues to release new expansions.
Therefore as it goes that nine of these games have managed to reach the immense popularity earned by the Grand Theft Auto V, but they all are still going to hammer the servers much harder than the usual indie titles that the Epic Games Store normally gives away.
Apart from all the rumors circulating, it could also be possible that the whole news is just bogus and that nine of these games would actually wind up being free. Or else on the other hand, the screenshot can also be legitimate, but the plans have somehow changed.
However, whatever happens, we shall always keep the fans updated on what the Epic Games Store is up to, and what game is available for free, and also how the poor servers are managing to hold up.