Yep, you probably heard it right. The giant that is known as Epic Games and has questionable practices at times is allowing players to play Civilization VI for free on its platform until May 28th, 2020 but here’s a few reasons why I wouldn’t buy it from them.

Epic Games is opening up Civilization VI to be free to players until May 28th, 2020. After that the game will go on sale.

I have no qualms saying I don’t like Epic Games as a company; I think a lot of gamers feel the same way, to be honest. A company that pays makers of games money to have it only on their platform so that gamers have to come to them to play something (I’m looking at you Borderlands 3), is a crappy practice and one that gamers aren’t happy with. No one likes to be told they have to do something, and unfortunately with this gaming giant pulling titles to its doors for exclusivity there are two choices. Buy it. Or don’t.

A fellow player I talked to about this said the following as he had a lot more information on the platform gaming giant than I. I personally won’t be buying anymore games from them soon.

So last year the Epic Games store discounted a sizeable amount of games. This was including old releases and recent game releases, even some games that were on pre-order. The game publishers caught wind of this and asked what was up since they hadn’t heard about this being done or given the authorization to go ahead with any discounts on their games. The Epic Games store did this to widen its base of users and take away market share from competing game stores like Steam and Good Old Games. But since they did this without a peep, many publishers said PEACE we’re out, but good luck with future ventures on any other games.

It’s messed up why they did it, but it goes to show what Epic Games will do to get ahead. They said it would come out of their [Epic Games] own pocket alone with those discounts on games, but with those practices it makes you question what they’d be willing to do to their own customers that buy games.

David Cazares
Epic Games is having a sale, but are they doing it for principled reasons? Check out their games at your own peril. Look up their game refund policy before doing so.
Epic Games is having a sale, but are they doing it for principled reasons? Check out their games at your own peril. Look up their game refund policy before doing so.

Now as for the game Civilization VI, I enjoyed all the civilization games in the past and haven’t tried this one. I’m debating whether or not I’ll try this version of the game just because it’s free on Epic Games, however, it’s tempting. Civilization is one of the more fun games out there that you can buy that allows you to not only fight histories greatest leaders, sail your ships to glory and conquer other lands, but it allows you by yourself, or with friends to have a great time with a game that will suck up hours of your day if you let it.

If you’re looking for a game to play for a week before it isn’t free anymore, I recommend trying it out. But do I recommend buying it on Epic Games? Absolutely not. Epic Games won’t get me to buy another game with them unless they change their practices, and I’m sure there are a lot of other gamers out there that feel the same way.