Total War Saga: Troy will (at first) be free on the Epic Games Store

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Not everybody likes Epic Games Store, but what they have accomplished with the giveaways tying down users to them over steam, is remarkable. And here's the next one: 'Total War Saga: Troy' will initially be free on the Epic Games Store

Total War Saga: Troy, the studio's next game, comes out on August 13th, it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. However, in the first 24 hours that it's available, you'll be able to download and keep the title for free. 

It will then make its way to Steam 12 months later on August 13th, 2021. It turns out Epic approached Creative Assembly with the offer of a commercial deal in return for exclusivity. As part of that deal, Epic would allow players to download the game for free for the first 24 hours while still paying the developer for every copy. It's hard to turn down such a deal, and as Creative Assembly state, "For Total War’s 20th birthday, that felt like an opportunity too good to pass up." At the same time, it's an opportunity to get a lot more gamers trying out a Total War title who otherwise wouldn't if they had to pay. Long term, it certainly holds the promise of growing the user base interested in future game releases in the series.

"Not only does this mean that we can bring the tales and legends of Troy to a wide audience through Epic's massive platform, but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time, experiencing the unique gameplay that the series is famous for," Heaton said.

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