Overcooked – at last the mystery game was actually a mystery (pic: Team17)For the first time there’s an actual surprise as to what this week’s free Epic Games Store game is, as couch co-op classic Overcooked is unveiled.
Team17’s Overcooked is free for a week on Epic Games Store, which is a bit of a shock as everyone thought it was going to be Ark: Survival Evolved.
They had good reason to as well, since every free game so far, starting with Grand Theft Auto 5, has leaked out ahead of time.
A list suggesting Ark: Survival Evolved would be free from today got everything else right, so it may be that there was some last minute rights problem and Overcooked was used to fill in a gap in the schedule.
That theory makes more sense when you consider Overcooked was already free on Epic Games Store last July, so it seems a bit odd to bring it back now – especially as the sequel has been out for a while.
There’s already another mystery game scheduled for this time next week, so it may be that Ark: Survival Evolved has simply been delayed by a week.
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Overcooked is new free Epic Games Store game, not Ark: Survival Evolved
Jared Leto 'mistreated' over Suicide Squad edit claims director David AyerAlthough everyone has welcomed the free games, Epic Games has also been showing a renewed interest in signing up exclusives lately, to stop them from appearing on Steam.
Their recent deal for A Total War Saga: Troy managed to be both a 12-month exclusive and a free offer, as long as you download it in the first 24 hours.
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