Epic Games vs. Apple: Everything that happened in the first hearing
The Epic Games vs. Apple trial finally began on May 3, 2021, and for the Fortnite developers, it was A nightmare. The hearing ended up being a disaster for Epic. Let's take a look at everything that went wrong.
A document from the hearing revealed Epic Games invested over $70million in prizes on Fortnite and failed to get enough returns, explaining the low prizes in current events.
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The trial revealed that Epic Games store is bleeding money with total losses estimated to be $719m by 2027 due to the store offering free games.
The ongoing trial leaked multiple delayed/scrapped off Fortnite collabs, including Naruto, The Rock, Lebron James, Die Hard, Hunger Games, and more.
Leaked emails from the trial revealed how Sony intentionally blocked Epic's efforts to enable crossplay on the PlayStation fearing potential losses.
An interesting leak that came out of the trial was regarding Project Storm, the cloud gaming project that Walmart pitched to Epic Games in 2019.
A really exciting leak from the trial turned out to be an open-world map coming to Fortnite, probably as early as Season 6 for a Sandbox mode.