Ever since launching at the tail end of 2018, the Epic Games Store has been controversial. Since the beginning, Epic Games sought timed exclusivity deals instead of store improvements to get its customers, which has bothered many a PC player who aren’t fond of the practice. The latest one was next year’s Hitman 3, a deal that was announced earlier today. How you feel about it is up to you, of course, but in the meantime you can get caught up on Agent 47’s adventures for free, alongside some cyberpunk action, next week.
As seen on the Epic Games Store today during its weekly refresh, next week’s games will include 2016’s Hitman. The reboot of the series is where this current trilogy, that will end with Hitman 3, began. Beside that will be Shadowrun Collection, which is a bundle of three different games: Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, Shadowrun Returns, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition. They are three RPG titles in a fantasy cyberpunk setting with old school RPG gameplay and branching narrative storylines.
This week’s free titles are Enter the Gungeon and God’s Trigger, which will be free until August 27th. On that day, Hitman and Shadowrun Collection will go live and will be available for free until September 3rd.