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The Epic Games Store is firing on all cylinders. The storefront's Epic Mega Sale is ongoing, offering huge discounts as well as a reusable $10 coupon for games $14.99 and up. And if that wasn't enough, Epic just partnered with Rockstar to give away Grand Theft Auto 5 for free. While the GTA 5 giveaway may be over, there's a lot more to come. That's something that can be said with confidence, because the new free Epic Games Store game confirms an earlier leak revealing several upcoming free games.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Platinum Edition is the perfect entry point for PC gamers who have yet to experience the addictive gameplay that has made Civilization one of the greatest game. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

The latest free game on the Epic Games Store is going to be an even bigger deal than GTA 5 for sim fans. The free game is Civilization 6, which will remain available from now through May 28 at 8:00 am. More importantly, though, Civilization 6 was the first game listed on a supposed leak of upcoming free Epic Games Store games. Civilization 6 now being confirmed adds credence to the leak.

Civilization 6 Is Free On The Epic Games Store. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. The Epic Games Store's journey goes on, continuing to expand its list of exclusive games as it takes aim at Steam's dominance by giving developers 88% of the revenue from sales. Although its initial offering wasn't truly vast, the Epic Games Store has amassed its fair share of exclusives since launch.

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According to the EGS free games leak, there are two more confirmed free games coming to the Epic Games Store. Following Civilization 6, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be available starting on May 28. The Handsome Collection bundles together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Following that, Ark: Survival Evolved will become free starting June 4. No further games were leaked.

rumored free EGS titles during the Mega Sale: https://t.co/jbXGQwU7Kf
• Civilization VI (May 21)
• Borderlands The Handsome Collection (May 28)
• Ark: Survival Evolved (June 4) pic.twitter.com/T7q3oCxBDi

— Wario64 (@Wario64) May 15, 2020

The leak in question comes via an anonymous post on Reddit. While a context for the leak isn't given, it looks like it's an internal message, a PR message, or something similar. The post listed all of the games that would be featured as part of the Epic Mega Sale, which lasts for four weeks. Free games will almost certainly continue after the sale, but that's where the leak's information ends.

There doesn't seem to be any sort of trend regarding the games being released for free on the Epic Games Store. EGS must have just gotten the biggest games that it could get, which, at least for the first three games, it accomplished very well. GTA 5, Civilization 6, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are all awesome pick-ups.

Civilization 6's release on the Epic Games Store coincides with the launch of the Civ 6's Frontier Pass. The Frontier Pass features 6 DLC packs, which will be released bimonthly. Each pack adds a mix of new civilizations, leaders, game modes, city-states, resources, natural wonders, districts, buildings, maps, and great people. The first DLC includes both the Maya and Gran Columbia civilizations. There's no better time to get into Civilization 6 than now.

The Epic Games Store Mega Sale lasts through June 11.

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Epic Games released the game Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) for free this past Thursday, resulting in the entire games store system crashing. The game, one of the best-selling video games ever made, was made free in order to bolster the usership of the Epic Games store – and do that it certainly did. The system of giving games away in the Epic Games Store will continue through the future, but the Grand Theft Auto 5 part will end (UPDATE: ended) on May 21, 2020, at 11AM Eastern Time.

The deal here is the game’s tie to the Epic Game Store. If you’re going to play the game, you’ll need to have an Epic Games account, and you’re going to need to keep the Epic Games Store downloaded. This system is very similar to that of Valve’s Steam, another game and media store that requires that you remain logged in, and that the store app remain downloaded.

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This is all part of a strategy employed by many of the most massive technology companies in the world over the past several decades. Once a customer finds themselves inside an ecosystem, they’re more likely to stick within that ecosystem than drop everything and move to another store, with new software, and new purchases.

As such, Epic Games is solidifying the likelihood that a gamer would first download the Epic Games Store in the first place, then keep the system on their PC for the foreseeable future. I’ve already got GTAV in this system, it just makes sense to buy my next game here too, right?

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UPDATE: Now that GTAV is no longer listed in the Epic Games Store as free, the switch has been made to Civilization 6. This is a similar deal, where the user can download the game and keep the game forever, for free, just so long as they’ve got their Epic Games Store and their Epic Games account. It’s all attached to that.

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