The documents of the process between Apple and Epic Games are proving to be very rich in information and background on the birth, growth and partnership agreements related to Fortnite, the most famous Battle Royale in the world and one of the most played games ever in recent years.
Battle Royale’s popularity skyrocketed in 2018, in the first year (Fortnite was launched in the summer of 2017) the game generated revenues of over five billion dollars while in the two-year period 2018/2019 the revenues were over nine billion dollars.
The documents do not specify exactly how much the profits are but we know that in the two years in question Epic Games reported profits of $ 5.5 billion. It should be noted that for 2020 Epic Games had expected revenues of 3.6 billion dollars but this figure has been widely exceeded with 5.1 billion collected last year by Fortnite.
It is clear how the game has in fact overshadowed other Epic Games productions such as Rocket League and even the Epic Games Store, with the latter generating $ 235 million in receipts between 2018 and 2019. Did you know? Epic has spent over $ 11 million on free games on the Epic Games Store with the goal of securing a selection of free games to offer to their customers every week.