The Witness is the next free title in the Epic Games Store. It will be available to download between April 4 and April 18, and will be free-to-keep. It’s not another free weekend promotion.
The Witness was released back in 2016 and sees the player wake up on a strange and beautiful island where they must solve strange, challenging and long-winded puzzles. The Witness generally received positive reviews when it was released, and if you haven’t yet had the chance to pick it up, I fully recommend giving it a go while you can. It’s currently priced $39.99 on Steam.
The most recent game offered free by Epic Games is Oxenfree, which sees players control a pair of teenagers in a ghostly side-scrolling platform adventure. Before that, Epic gave out the hugely popular Slime Rancher in its bid to prove its online store is a serious contender in the digital games market.
The Epic Games store launched at the end of last year and has already caused a stir, attracting exclusives such as Metro Exodus, which has gone on to sell more copies than its predecessor Metro: Last Light sold on Steam.
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More recently at GDC, Epic announced that it would bring Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit to PC for the first time, with a year-long exclusivity deal. The news came as excitement to fans of David Cage’s highly narrative games, which have previously only been available on Playstation.
- Metro Exodus has sold a lot better than Last Light
- Metro Exodus publisher deactivates stolen Steam keys
- Anno 1800 is going to the Epic store, but you can still buy it on Steam for now
- The Metro Exodus Steam page is getting bombed… with positive reviews
- Boxed copies of Metro Exodus have Epic Games stickers on top of the Steam logo