Only just one of Epic’s ‘first wave’ of exclusives built income, and it wasn’t Metro

Epic Online games, we discovered courtesy of a likewise epic doc dump in the midst of its lawsuit with Apple, is spending mountains of cash to make video games special to its store—which is high-quality, mainly because it really is got mountains of funds to spend, and major designs for the foreseeable future. But a extra not too long ago unveiled document, seen via Simon Carless’ GameDiscoverCo newsletter, signifies that there was essentially one video game in Epic’s “to start with wave” of exclusives, produced between December 2018 and June 2019, that created money for Epic.

The titles in the initial graph are redacted, but redditor MrBubbaJ took a run at matching up launch dates, which are noticeable on the chart, resulting in the assumption that the game launched on March 19, 2019 is Satisfactory. The MG—”least guarantee,” which is fundamentally the total that Epic compensated to get it on to EGS and keep it off of Steam—is $11.5 million, a hefty sum but also quite mid-assortment on this unique chart. But in its to start with yr of release—still in early obtain, mind—it gained $11.6 million, generating it the only video game on the chart to protect its fees.

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Epic Games Store exclusives

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Epic Games Store exclusives

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