Epic Games Store Giveaways Total Over $2K

PCGamesN busted out a calculator to figure out the value of all the games given away for free on the Epic Games Store during their promotional freebies spree. This added up quickly, as we are surprised to see the retail value of all these giveaways comes to more than USD$2,000. Here's word:
We added up the full list of 108 free games that Epic’s had on offer since launch, using the regular sale price of the base versions of each game – the versions of the software that have been offered as the freebies, basically. Sure, some of these games have been available deeply discounted or free elsewhere, but we’re going with the non-sale price as a rough gauge of how valuable each title is.

All together, from Subnautica to Grand Theft Auto V this week, the total value of the free games the Epic Games Store has given away is $2,140.94 USD. That’s equivalent to £1,768.83, although the total value in pounds is probably a bit different due to regional pricing variations.
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I feel as though the total combined cost of the games isn't that important of a stat. How much are they paying a developer to release a game for free? If it was an average of $50,000 each, the 108 games would be a combined total cost of 5.4 million.

I'm sure it depends somewhat on the type of game. I would assume Grand Theft Auto cost them more than an indie game like Into The Breach. Whatever the case, I would think it is a nice income boost for indie developers who released their game a few years ago.
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