Epic Games has reportedly tried to strike a deal with Sony to secure its first-party exclusives on the Epic Games Store for a $ 200 million advance.
In documents revealed in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the documents apparently described a potential deal between the two companies. However, there are a lot of caveats in the story, not least because it details an interim PC exclusive deal rather than a hard deal, and the articles were apparently published by mistake (but not before a Will reset the poster would have broken it).
That said, the document states that Epic offered Sony “$ 200 million MG + for 4-6 titles”, with “MG” apparently for “minimum guarantee.”
There is no information on what these 4-6 titles could or would have been, either; to this day, as our friends at PC player, the only two first-party Sony titles to appear on EGS to date are ReadySet Heroes and Predator: Hunting Grounds.
Interestingly, the document would also have informed Epic Games’ conversations with Microsoft. According to the document, Microsoft was “against” EGS’s plans during the companies’ “opening conversations”, and reveals that Phil Spencer “was meeting Gabe [Newell] to Valve occasionally “.
Similar talks with Nintendo have been amusingly called “a ‘Moonshot’ unto itself”, with the unknown author acknowledging that “the company’s history says he’s a non-starter.”
In related news, Fortnite could get a crossover based around The Rock, according to other recent court documents that have emerged between legal battles.
A document, which was previously used internally at Epic Games, outlines future crossover plans for Fortnite Battle Royale, and includes a mention of The Rock. We’re talking about modes featuring LeBron James and Zion Williamson, a special arena basketball mode, and much more.
It’s not just Epic’s internal documents that are made public due to the lawsuit. We recently saw an internal Xbox document presented during the trial, which also made its way online.
Here is our full list of PS5 exclusives.