The judgment Come in Apple y Epic Games is bringing up some of the best kept secrets in the industry of the video game. A generous collection of goings-on in the form of confidential documents and statements that are likely to step on (and repeat) more than one NDA.
Below we have compiled in the most comfortable way possible all those secrets and curiosities that have been dating during the trial. A compilation in which you can see everything related to the case Fortnite at a stroke with the relevant links to each news to expand information.
All the curiosities and secrets of the trial between Apple and Epic Games
Fortnite reaped more than 9,000 million dollars in its first two years
5,000 million dollars in 2018 and another 4,000 million dollars in 2019. There is no concrete data on the percentage of profit that these figures would imply once all the management and development expenses of Fortnite
What Epic Games pays for each free game for their store
The sum of money invested by Epic Games when acquiring agreements to present free games in its store reached almost 12 million dollars during the first nine months. The strategy delivered nearly five million users to the Epic Game Store to an average of $ 2.37 per user.
Below you have a list with the figures invested in each of those first games given away. There are figures of all shapes and colors, from more than a million in games like Subnautica O Batman Arkham to a ridiculous $ 45,000 scratched for RHYME.
The huge team behind Fortnite
As Tim Sweeney has stated, keep Fortnite alive and up-to-date implies having a team of more than 3,200 people distributed by various offices around the globe.
Why can’t Fortnite be played on Microsoft’s cloud but can be played on Nvidia’s
The reason is in the benefits, which in the case of Nvidia go directly to Epic but in the case of Microsoft they go through the Xbox transaction system. As reflected from Epic
Fortnite is Epic Games’ biggest business
Continuing with the thread of the previous figures, only during 2020 Fortnite reaped a profit of 5.1 billion dollars. Much more than the 108 million dollars raised by Rocket League between 2018 and 2019, the $ 221 million harvested by Unreal Engine, or the $ 235 million of the Epic Games Store in the same period.
LeBron skins, The Rock and a basketball game within Fortnite
Disney’s bombings with Marvel and Star Wars were only the beginning and, after the arrival of Neymar as the main claim of this season, Fortnite
According to an internal document, the next to arrive could be Zion Williamson Y Lebron James, which would also serve as ambassadors to offer a basketball game within Fortnite. Along with them, the actor will also arrive soon The Rock.
PlayStation is the platform that reports the most money to Fortnite
iOS is actually the platform that reports the least benefits to Fortnite. Ahead are PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and Android. Since its launch, the benefits of the battle royale correspond to a 46.8% in the case of the Sony console.
Everything Epic Games has spent on free games
In total, they assure that they have reached $ 444 million invested in free games for the store with cases like that of Control and its $ 10.45 million, or a settlement for GTA V of which we still do not know the amount.
PlayStation collects royalties for enabling cross-play
One of the latest curiosities brought to light with the leaked court documents and settlements is the fact that PlayStation’s refusal to embrace the cross game it had a compelling reason behind it: the monetary one.
As reported by Epic, the Japanese company establishes different clauses to be able to include cross-play with your platform. A compensatory system in which the company is forced to pay Sony depending on the figures harvested globally.