Since last year, Epic Games has been in a legal battle with Apple. A lot of information came out during the trial when the case was discussed in May. This includes Epic, which provides Sony with millions of dollars to bring its PlayStation games to the PC.
This has been in the news since May, but in 21 days a lot of documents and information have surfaced. However, a new report from The Verge, summarizing some of the most interesting exhibits presented during the trial, shared many interesting things from both parties involved in the case. According to a 222-page confidential document shared during the trial, Fortnite developers provided Sony with $ 200 million to bring Sony to at least four first-party games on their PCs.
The document states that Epic was waiting for a response from Sony and the offer was “$ 200 MG + for 4-6 titles.” Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about what the deal between Epic and Sony consists of, and whether there is any mention of an exclusive agreement that makes these PC ports available only to the Epic Games Store.
However, it’s important to note that the PC versions of Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn were released on Epic’s digital storefront in addition to competitor Steam.
The document also states that Epic Games had separate tactics to obtain Microsoft and Nintendo from the Epic Games Store. The latter is described by Epic as a “moonshot.” The document states that Epic has “started a conversation with Microsoft” and that Xbox boss Phil Spencer “occasionally” met Valve CEO Gabe Newell. Another sub-bullet that is likely to refer to the Xbox Game Pass for PC is [Epic’s] Are doing”
While this document doesn’t provide very solid information about Epic Games discussing with these three game giants, Epic Games is moving towards Sony offering its games to PC game viewers. You may have persuaded me. Sony announced earlier this year that many of its first-party games will be available on PCs.
In an interview with GQ earlier this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said creating more PC ports for his title was an “easy decision.” In May of this year, prior to Sony’s Investor Public Relations Day, a presentation “more PCs were released. [are] Uncharted IV: A Thief’s End, exclusive to 2016 PS4, has the potential to be the next game to appear on PC in the PlayStation portfolio.
Taylor is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster..