Epic Freebies Increase Sales and Epic Games Store Mobile Plans

A video Interview on GameSpot talking with Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. They report that he actually says that the games they've given away actually end up selling better in the long run. They say: "In an interview as part of our Play for All coverage, Sweeney explains that giving players the choice to try a genre for free has led to many recognizing their love for it, and inspired additional sales as a result. He doesn't mention specifics, but does say that developers have noticed an increase in sales across other platforms and stores after their games have been included as part of the free initiative." Moving on, as they note here, when they asked about plans for the Epic Games Store he told them they are hoping to launch a mobile versions:
"We'd like to bring the [Epic Games] Store to iOS in the future, and we will bring it to Android," Sweeney said. "We think it's a good way to help the industry [move] forward and it's another way where Epic as a game developer had built up this audience around Fortnite and learned how to operate a distribution platform on PC and Android.

"Now, as we've done with many things from the Unreal Engine to the Epic Online services, we open it up to all other developers to use with their games and are trying to serve the industry and provide a really interesting alternative to the ecosystem."