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

9 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 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

9 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

9 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 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

9 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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