• Epic Pushed Xbox to Drop Gold Requirement for Free-to-Play Games

    10 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Court documents from the Epic Games v. Apple case continue to be leaked online and one posted by The Verge reveals an email chain between Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and the head of Xbox Phil Spencer.
    Sweeney in an email sent on August 5, 2020 asked the head of Xbox if they could drop the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games to happen on the launch of Fortnite Season 14, which started on August 27, 2020.
    "Epic has certain plans for August that will provide an extraordinary opportunity to highlight the value proposition of consoles and PCs, in contrast to mobile platforms, and...
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  • Microsoft Hasn't Given Up on Putting xCloud on Other Consoles

    Microsoft Hasn't Given Up on Putting xCloud on Other Consoles

    10 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Court documents from the Epic Games v. Apple case continue to be leaked online and one reveals that Microsoft as of August 2020 has not given up putting its Xbox cloud streaming service, xCloud, on other consoles. This information was revealed in an email chain between Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and the head of Xbox Phil Spencer.
    "You've obviously seen our Samsung announce and now our back and forth with Apple," said Spencer in an email to Sweeney. "At the highest levels of we are committed to pushing on these policies and continuing to expand our console platforms capabilities."
    Apple had...
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