Epic Games has dared to open its own virtual store on PC in an attempt to compete with Steam. To achieve this, the American publisher has spent millions of dollars to ensure its Epic Games Store the exclusivity of selling certain games on the PC. And originally the American studio wanted to cast a much wider net.
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Confidential documents, publicly and sometimes unintentionally released in the Epic Games Apple lawsuit, continue to reveal clearly what is going on behind the scenes in the video game industry.
And this time it’s about one of Epic Games’ approaches to get exclusive content for its Epic Games Store. On the document forwarded by the forum ResetERAit is written thatEpic Games offered Sony $ 200 million for PC ports and thus for the Epic Games Store of “4 6“Exclusively for First Party PlayStation.
It should be noted that this $ 200 million amount is a “minimum guarantee”. This means that if Sony accepts this market, Epic will have to fill the void but the games offered on the Epic Games Store will not reach $ 200 million in revenue.
The document, the age of which is not given in ResetERA, merely indicates that the proposal has been submitted to Sony and that they are awaiting feedback from the Japanese manufacturer. Knowing that the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn was for sale on Steam and that Valve’s platform is also eligible for Days Gone, Sony appears to have declined Epic Games’ offer.
What about Microsoft and Nintendo?
Also note that Epic Games has considered similar approaches with Microsoft and Nintendo. The latter two, however, did not go as far. Epic explains in its document that the Xbox Game Pass on PC is the opposite of what Epic Games is trying to achieve with its Epic Games Store.
And as far as Nintendo is concerned, Epic shows that it has not even started talks with the Kyoto company because such negotiations have little chance of success. Epic believes Nintendo’s history as a company makes it unnecessary to open the talks. So Cary’s studio seemed clear about their chances of getting something from Nintendo. A screenshot of the document mentioned here is available in our gallery below.
What do you think of these revelations? Do you think it was a waste of Epic’s time thinking about such things? Do you think Nintendo could have been convinced to create PC ports for its games? Tell us everything in the comments below.