Already during the month of April there was a long discussion on the budget of the digital store of Epic Games, with management describing the current losses recorded by Epic Games Store as investments.
Now, the issue returns to carve out space in the current videogame following the start of the legal dispute that sees opposing in the courtroom Epic Games ed Apple. Following the first depositions of acts and testimonies, there are in fact many confidential documents that have become public domain. After the case of the compensation requested by Sony for the activation of crossplay on Fortnite, the latter reveal details on the expenses recorded by the Epic Games Store for adding titles in exclusive on your catalog.
According to a document dated October 2019, the only purchase of the PC distribution rights of Borderlands 3 would have required an outlay for the company of ben 115 million dollars. The free distribution on the Epic Games Store of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and of Civilization VI it would have instead seen flowing into the coffers of 2K respectively 11 and 20 million dollars.
Meanwhile, from the courtroom, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, reiterates the company’s policy towards its store, which it defines as far from “several hundred thousand dollars from being profitable“With a long-term approach, the videogame giant aims to convert it into an activity idle “within 3 to 4 years“, therefore not before 2024.