However, the biggest takeaway from this email has to be the fact that Cook forwarded it internally with the question, “Is this the guy who was at one of our rehearsals?” Admittedly, it was even before the release of Epic Fortnite, but it’s still pretty cold / funny.
Epic had to apologize to Ubisoft for superb fraud figures
In 2019, Epic upgraded the Epic Store security system with long overdue verification options. While such security upgrades were inevitable, it appears that their release at that time may have been partially driven by the fact that some games on the Epic Store suffered from a significant number of fraudulent transactions.
No game has been hit so hard by fraudulent transactions as Division 2. At one point, it appears that over 70% of Division 2 Purchases from the Epic Games Store were made with stolen credit cards and other compromised information. This level of fraud prompted Tim Sweeney to send an email to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in which he explained how unusual this figure was and declared that “the fault in this situation is entirely Epic’s.”
Tim Sweeney may not own a PS5
Aside from a hilarious moment where Tim Sweeney was asked to identify next-gen consoles, the most interesting next-gen reveal to come from the early days of this trial is the revelation that Tim Sweeney apparently doesn’t have a PS5 to the House.
Now Sweeney has said he has a PS5 in the office, but it’s unclear if it’s his personal model or just a work unit. Still, it’s funny enough to think that even the CEO of Epic struggled to find a PS5 for personal use.
Epic asked Xbox to activate free multiplayer ahead of trial period
Recently, the Xbox team announced that you will no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play some free games. It’s a big win for many Xbox gamers, but some say this move should have happened some time ago.