The Epic Games Store is giving away one of the more noteworthy mystery games to date on December 25, Christmas Day. Users of the Epic Games Store may currently get Prey, a 2017 first-person shooter game, for free with no strings attached – all they need is the Epic Games launcher to play it.
The Epic Games Store is giving out a new free game every day to count down to the new year, as has become a Christmas tradition. While the Epic Games Store’s weekly offers normally give consumers a heads up on what free games they can expect, it takes a different approach for its holiday celebration. Epic Games Store members may acquire a new free mystery game for their collection every day at 10:00 a.m. CT.
Prey, for the uninitiated, is Arkane Studios’ reboot of the Prey franchise. Prey earned mostly positive reviews at the time of its release, with many seemingly satisfied with the new direction that Arkane took the series in. It plays similarly to Arkane’s Dishonored series, so anyone that’s a fan of those games should certainly consider giving Prey a shot and claiming it while it’s a freebie through the Epic Games Store.
The symbol on the wrapping paper this time around appears to be a hand, and according to some reliable leakers, it seems that the December 26 Epic Games Store free game is none other than Remedy Entertainment’s Control. That would be a pretty big deal if true, as Control earned numerous awards and earned widespread critical acclaim at the time of its original release in 2019.
Prey is replacing Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Enhanced Plus Edition as the current Epic Games Store free game and come 10:00am CT on December 26, it too will be replaced. The Epic Games Store does not announce the new free games in advance, but it does provide some clues as to what fans can expect. If fans look closely, they will see that the wrapping paper used to conceal the identity of the next free game has a symbol on it that teases what exactly the game is.
The only downside to Control being the next free game, assuming the rumors and predictions are true, is that Control has already been free on the Epic Games Store. But while many Epic Games Store users may have already claimed Control for free, it’s likely that there are others who missed out the first time around and will jump at the opportunity to get the game. Epic Games Store users can grab Prey for free while they wait to see if Control is truly the next free game or if it’s something else entirely.