• Report: Epic offered Fortnite for Stadia in exchange for a better cut on the Play Store

    10 days ago - By Android Police

    Yeah, that didn't happen
    If nothing else, Epic's continuing legal battle with Apple and Google is revealing some juicy behind-the-scenes details of the mobile gaming world. The latest tidbit is that, according to a report of the ongoing Epic v. Apple lawsuit, the game developer tried to tempt Google with a Stadia launch of Fortnite , one of the most popular free-to-play games on the planet, and the fulcrum of Epic's current battles.
    The catch?
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  • Epic Paid $146 Million for Borderlands 3 PC Timed Exclusivity on Epic Games Store

    Epic Paid $146 Million for Borderlands 3 PC Timed Exclusivity on Epic Games Store

    10 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Court documents from the Epic Games v. Apple case have been getting leaked online since the case started yesterday.
    Another document reveals that Epic Games paid Two-Two Interactive $146 million to have the PC version of Borderlands 3 launch as a timed exclusive on the Epic Game Store. The game was exclusive for six months before it was released on Steam.
    $115 million was for the exclusive rights to distribute the PC version of the game. This breaks down to an $80 million minimum guarantee, $15 million for a marketing commitment, and $20 million for non-recoupable fees. Epic Games also...
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  • Walmart's unannounced cloud gaming service surfaces in Epic vs Apple dispute

    Walmart's unannounced cloud gaming service surfaces in Epic vs Apple dispute

    10 days ago - By VG 247

    Looks like Walmart was looking to get into the cloud game business. This is according to court documents from the ongoing court case between Epic Games and Apple. The Walmart cloud service, said to be called “Project Storm,” was pitched to Epic Games back in 2019. Watch on YouTube The court documents reveal emails sent by Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein stating he had “played Walmart's demo on an Android phone” with an Xbox controller, and that the experience felt “like playing on PS4 and superior to playing on Android or iOS.” Looking over the presentation attached to the emails posted on...
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  • Epic v. Apple lawsuit reveals how much Epic pays for Epic Games Store freebies

    Epic v. Apple lawsuit reveals how much Epic pays for Epic Games Store freebies

    10 days ago - By Gaming Nexus

    For some inexplicable reason, I've always been interested in how much a platform holder pays developers to give away their game for free on said platform. Whether it be PlayStation's PlayStation Plus games, Xbox Games With Gold or Epic Games Stores freebies, just how much cash does it take to give away games for free? Well, naturally, it operates on a case by case basis but court documents revealed during the Epic v. Apple lawsuit provide a fascinating look at how much Epic paid developers to give away their game for free on the Epic Games Store.
    The document, shared by GameDiscoveryCo...
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  • Epic Games Store opened its wallet to the tune of $12 million for its first run of free games

    Epic Games Store opened its wallet to the tune of $12 million for its first run of free games

    10 days ago - By Destructoid

    As the "Epic vs. Apple" kaiju-esque courtroom battle gets underway, more and more tidbits are being uncovered regarding what goes on Behind the Curtain at the industry giants. Presented for your consideration: a document that reveals has much money Epic doled out in order to secure titles for Epic Games Store's free game giveaways.
    The document, released to Twitter by Game'sDiscoverCo.'s Simon Carless , paints an interesting picture of the dollar amounts certain titles cost over others. For example, old-school indie adventure Torchlight cost Epic $150,000 USD to procure for giveaway...
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