Since the beginning of the debate in the process that sees Apple and Epic opposed, there has been no shortage of leaks, such as the one on Sony’s compensation for Fortnite’s crossplay on PS4. The latest leak involves Walmart’s gaming strategies and work on a new game streaming platform.
The documentation produced by the parties involved, in fact, is bringing out the transcripts of many confidential emails that Epic’s top management would have sent to their business partners. In a passage taken up by the journalists of The Verge you can read, for example, the messages sent by the co-founder of Epic Games, Mark Rein.
In the April 2019 emails, Epic’s high representative explains to his interlocutors that he tried a demo of Project Storm, the Walmart’s cloud gaming service. Rein rates Walmart’s game streaming platform positively, explaining that he tested the service on an Android smartphone and was impressed by the performance and quality of a gaming experience that he said would be comparable to that of a console like PlayStation 4.
Also based on the documents leaked from Apple’s trial against Epic, Walmart’s cloud platform would be at such an advanced stage of development as to induce the leaders of the American chain to plan its arrival on PC and mobile systems, complete with support for games. managed by the launchers of Steam, Uplay, Origin, Epic Games Store, Bethesda and Battle.net. Finally, in the emails, Rein explains that he is open to any form of collaboration with Walmart and that he wants to support the efforts made by the US company, suggesting that their game streaming service would be “the least expensive of all because they’re Walmart and that’s their job “.