After more than two years of activity, the Epic Game Store has become a serious competitor for Steam, the giant of the distribution of video games on PC. The platform owes its success to its aggressive policy which inevitably attracts many players. The Epic Game Store offers games every month and also offers exclusive titles.
As the Epic-Apple lawsuit kicks off in three weeks, new information falls on the finances of the studio behind Fortnite. We learn in particular that the exclusivity contracts represent large sums advanced to publishers.
A risk that could pay off
According to magazine information PC Gamer,
Epic Games would have spent more than 440 million dollars to ensure exclusives for its store in 2020. Epic also claimed last January that players had spent 700 million dollars on the Epic Game Store, but that only about 250 of these millions had been spent on third party games.
According to Apple, well informed on the subject in anticipation of the trial, this could represent a loss of at least 330 million dollars for Epic. However, they claimed that their online store would become profitable from 2023.