Epic Games’s feud with Apple seems to be a hot topic for the gamer community. Cases caused by problems in-app purchases which is deemed to violate App Store regulations until now has not yet been completed with the two parties still mutually defending their lawsuit.
After running numerous trials, now his case was brought back to court yesterday afternoon local time, to be precise on March 3. During the trial, Epic Games accidentally released a document containing a list of costs incurred by the company for distributing free games.
Via account Twitter, Simon Carless, who is the founder of GameDiscoverCo, uploaded a document containing details of the costs incurred by Epic Games for each free game. The document covers every game shared in the first 9 months since the Epic Games Store was launched. Precisely from December 2018 to September 2019.
Want to know how much $ the devs of those ‘free’ Epic Games Store games got, & how many copies were grabbed? Here’s the first 9 months to September 2019. ? pic.twitter.com/5hkLb1VEjj
— Simon Carless (@simoncarless) May 3, 2021
The games that are distributed also consist of a number of AAA studios which certainly have a lot of money. An example is the Batman Arkham game series which is the most expensive game on the list. Where Epic Games has to spend a fee of 1.5 million dollars or around 21.6 billion rupiah followed by Subnautica at a cost of 1.4 million dollars which is equivalent to 20.2 billion rupiah. But what’s unique is that the Metro 2033 Redux game doesn’t cost a penny, aka it’s free
In total, approximately more than 11.6 million dollars or the equivalent of 167.3 billion rupiah is used just to distribute free games. Of course, these costs do not include free games in 2020 and 2021, so the overall capital is, of course, much larger. It should also be borne in mind that until now Epic Games has not made a return on investment, aka it has not benefited from all costs incurred.
However, in fact, this does not make Tim Sweeney, the boss of Epic Games, afraid of the risk of loss. A few days ago, he was optimistically convinced that all costs incurred are investments that will be of great profit in the future. He also believes that the various loss predictions are just “tricks” on the part of Apple to drop the name Epic Games.
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