The Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit continues to disclose fascinating info that gives most people uncommon perception into the interior workings of firms like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. We’ve seen how Microsoft reviewed Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, for instance, and the way Epic tried to make Sony “look like heroes” within the Fortnite cross-play announcement. Now, a presentation made public reveals that Epic supplied Sony $200 million for a complete of 4-6 first-party PlayStation video games to look on Epic Games Store.

At the time of the presentation, Epic was nonetheless awaiting suggestions from Sony. The identical slide reveals that Microsoft was much less receptive of the thought, and Epic thought that approaching Nintendo was pointless as a result of it’s a “moonshot unto itself.”

“Their PC Game Pass leader is against what we’re doing,” Epic mentioned of Microsoft. “They are effectively bidding against us for content. Phil [Spencer] is meeting with Gabe [Newell] at Valve occasionally.”

Conversations with Nintendo weren’t even began, apparently. “Corporate history says this is a non-starter,” reads the slide. “Is a ‘moonshot’ unto itself.”

Other paperwork made public throughout the trial reveal that Sony made $4.1 billion revenue in 2019 from video games and providers (excludes {hardware}). Nintendo earned $2.Three billion and Microsoft’s revenue was within the $1.6 billion – $2.Three billion vary.

[Source: ResetEra]