The studio emphasized that it's only able to make the game available for free because of its deal with Epic, and that the cash from the agreement will allow it to diversify its business and ultimately "get a feel for the development required to expand to other platforms."
This is part of that and in principal we’d like future Total War titles to be simultaneously available, from launch day, on as many store fronts as possible."
The Total War spinoff is due to launch exclusively on the Epic Games Store on August 13, 2020, before eventually heading over to Steam
in August 2021.
Creative Assembly has announced that Total War Saga: Troy
will be launching for free on the Epic Games Store.
That means we can have more resources, push ourselves further, be more creative, make more Total War," added the studio, offering a fair bit of insight as to the benefits of the Epic deal.