One of many methods Epic Video games makes use of to get customers onto the Epic Video games Retailer is by providing free video games each month. Now, due to the authorized battle between Epic Video games and Apple, we have now a way of how a lot Epic has paid to supply these free video games.
In keeping with paperwork launched through the trial, Epic Video games has shared the worth it paid to supply video games like Subnautica and the Batman Arkham sequence totally free on the Epic Video games Retailer. All-in-all, Epic has spent over $11.5 million on video games to supply by the Epic Video games Retailer.
The most costly recreation Epic licensed is the Batman Arkham video games, which Epic paid $1.5 million for. A detailed second is Subnautica which Epic paid $1.4 million for. In keeping with Epic’s inner numbers, Batman and Subnautica introduced in 613,912 and 804,052 new Epic customers respectively.
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However the excessive costs for these video games aren’t essentially probably the most surprising elements of Epic’s disclosure. It is really the decrease costs Epic paid to supply a few of these video games totally free. Epic paid as little as $45,000 on some video games like Tremendous Meat Boy or RiME. Epic paid $63,000 for Ubisoft’s For Honor.
Not each main title is listed on this doc. It is unknown how a lot Epic Video games paid to supply Grand Theft Auto 5 totally free, however the title’s recognition seemingly knocked the Epic Games Store offline temporarily.
Extra particulars are anticipated to be revealed as Epic’s courtroom case towards Apple continues. Epic has already revealed that Fortnite made over $9 billion in profit in 2019, and extra skins are coming to Fortnite together with, potentially, skins for Samus from Metroid, LeBron James, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor.
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