• Court Documents Show Epic Games Offered to Make Sony ‘Look Like Heroes' in Fortnite Cross-Play Announcement

    6 days ago - By PlayStation LifeStyle

    The Epic Games versus Apple court case has ended up bringing to light a number of documents that have offered interesting insight into how companies like Microsoft and Sony operate. Yesterday, we shared he revelation that Sony receives compensation from developers and publishers to offset revenue reduction stemming from enabling cross-play. The court documents further reveal that Sony was completely against the idea of enabling cross-play and was practically forced by Epic Games to give in.
    In a pair of emails shared by The Verge's Tom Warren on Twitter, former Sony Interactive...
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  • Epic spent $11.6 million on EGS freebies in its first nine months alone, according to court documents

    Epic spent $11.6 million on EGS freebies in its first nine months alone, according to court documents

    6 days ago - By VG 247

    Part of Epic Games' strategy to carve out a share in the digital PC market was laid bare thanks to its trial with Apple. Epic Games, through its trial with Apple over anti-trust concerns, has submitted a number of documents detailing several aspects of how it manages the Epic Games Store business on PC, as well as its relations with partners. Watch on YouTube It's how we learned about Sony's cross-play fees , how much money Epic spent on the Borderlands 3 exclusive and much more. One other reveal Epic made was detailing exactly how much money was given to every developer and publisher...
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  • Borderlands 3 EGS exclusivity deal cost Epic $115 million, court documents reveal

    Borderlands 3 EGS exclusivity deal cost Epic $115 million, court documents reveal

    6 days ago - By VG 247

    Borderlands 3 is one the biggest exclusive gets for the Epic Games Store. Borderlands 3 ‘s release on PC being locked to the Epic Games Store for six months was one of the early example demonstrating just how serious Epic is about building its PC platform. Watch on YouTube Naturally, the terms of this agreement were not shared publicly, but thanks to the currently ongoing Epic Games vs. Apple trial, we have a better idea of how much money the deal cost Epic, and how well the game performed on the platform. According to confidential documents the court made public, the Borderlands 3 deal...
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