Dustin Blackwell, Amazon’s Head of PR, announced that the number of Amazon Prime members using the Prime Gaming service increased by 120% over the last two years.
Launched in 2020 as the new version of Twitch Prime, Amazon’s Prime Gaming offers users free games, exclusive in-game content and a free monthly Twitch subscription, all included with their Prime memberships. In a Medium post, Blackwell said that the number of free games in-game content offers rose by over 330% in the last three years.
He said that the company offered more than 100 free games and 675 in-game content last year. Members claimed 420 million offers in total and also claimed 80 million free game offers.
So far this year, the company has offered over 75 titles for free, including STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, Need for Speed Heat, Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Blackwell added that starting today, Prime Gaming members will have free access to six new games: StarCraft: Remastered, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Beasts of Maravilla Island, Recompile, ScourgeBringer and Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises.
The news arrives two weeks after Amazon Web Services announced a partnership with US-based video game maker Riot Games to ‘transform’ its esport content.
Amazon has long been working hard to get its place among the titans of the game sector. While Prime Gaming’s numbers are on the rise, the tech giant hasn’t achieved the same results in the mobile gaming area.