Epic wanted Sony’s PlayStation PC games to compete with Steam, documents show

Epic wanted Sony’s PlayStation PC games to compete with Steam, documents show


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Epic Games has been trying to convince Sony, Microsoft, and other publishers to bring their titles to the Epic Games Store and is willing to spend millions to do so.

A 222-page confidential document, filed as part of the Epic v. Apple trial, reveals a broad effort to compete with Steam during 2020 with free games, Fortnite promotions, and more. The document was originally created in September 2020 and was published and then quickly deleted last week.

The documents also show that Epic offered Sony $200 million for at least four first-party PlayStation games last year, ahead of a bigger push by Sony to bring more of its PlayStation games to PC. PC Gamer first reported on parts of this document last week, after a ResetEra forum thread…

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