10 May 2021 10:45 AM +00:00

Epic Reportedly Wanted PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo First-Party Titles On Its Storefront

Another day, and another diamond of industry inside info has surfaced from the ongoing Epic Games vs Apple trial.

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In the latest document to be revealed as part of proceedings (which has since been removed, but not before being snapped by Resetera), it appears Epic wanted to make the Epic Games Store an all-in-one store for titles – including first-party titles.

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Epic Reportedly Wanted PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo First-Party Titles On Its Storefront

According to the information, Epic offered $200 million in 'minimum guarantees' to secure four to six PlayStation exclusive titles on the EGS, although it remains unclear if these were timed exclusives or not.

This discussion appears to have been separate from Sony's own plans to launch its games on PC, with Horizon: Zero Dawn arriving on the Epic Store, alongside Steam, last year. Days Gone will also come to both storefronts.

Epic also reportedly attempted to secure Microsoft first-party titles, but the prevalence of Game Pass suggests that the Xbox brand is "against what we're doing" - presumably referring to buying up exclusive titles.

The document also suggests that Microsoft and Valve, the company behind Steam, have a good relationship and that Phil Spencer and Gabe Newell can be found "meeting occasionally".

Finally, Nintendo hadn't been approached when the document was written, with Epic describing any collaboration as a "moonshot" given the company's protective nature over its own IP.

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