Many PC games were controversial when they were suddenly announced that they would be temporarily released on the Epic Games Store. With a always bad response, maybe many are curious about how much the developer will pay, so they are immune to fans’ feedback.
Borderlands 3, one of the AAA games that was released exclusively at EGS, is said to receive $ 115 million or around Rp.1.65 trillion from an exclusivity contract for 6 months at the Epic Games Store. This is evidenced by one of the documents shown during the Apple vs Epic trial which continues to this day.
The document states that 2K Games is getting $ 80 million in minimum guarantee, $ 15 million in marketing commitment funds, and 20 million in non-refundable funds. Not only that, the publisher also received an additional $ 11 million for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and $ 20 million for Civilization VI, where both games had free giveaway games in May 2020.
With that much money, the game development costs have basically been covered, so it is only natural that it is difficult for publishers to reject the exclusivity contract from Epic Games. Of course, each publisher and developer gets different offers, but if large publishers get this range, it’s only natural that they are immune to feedback and protests from fans.
The release of Borderlands 3 on EGS was also a success. Epic reports that there appeared at least one and a half million players playing Borderlands 3 in the first week of release, 53% of whom were newcomers.
Another document states that Epic Games will continue this exclusivity strategy. Proven effective, Epic Games plans to target at least 156 games to become EGS exclusives from 2021 to 2024.
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