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Sony Invests Another $200 Million In Fortnite Creator Epic Games
Sony Invests Another $200 Million In Fortnite Creator Epic Games
Epic has now completed its $1 billion funding round. Nintendo's industry pal Sony has just invested another $200 million in the Fortnite creator Epic Games. As Push Square's editor Sammy Barker highlights, this is not an investment from the PlayStation division.
Sony Invests Additional $200 Million in Epic Games
Sony Invests Additional $200 Million in Epic Games
The Fortnite developer attained $1 billion in funding with its latest round.
Epic Games secures $1bn funding, including $200m from Sony
Epic Games secures $1bn funding, including $200m from Sony
Fortnite maker Epic Games has scooped together $1bn in funding to help its "long-term vision for the Metaverse".
Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy Seems to be Headed to Fortnite
Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy Seems to be Headed to Fortnite
Dataminers have uncovered evidence suggesting that an Aloy skin and a new limited time mode are coming to the battle royale game.
Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020
Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020
Epic Games have been working to carve out a larger space for themselves in digital distribution of games for multiple years now.
Epic Has Lost Over $450 Million on the Epic Games Store
Epic Has Lost Over $450 Million on the Epic Games Store
But the storefront is expected to start turning a profit in 2023.
Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam
Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam
Epic is set to lose at least $330 million in its battle to gain market share from Steam, mainly due to it offering exclusive games and free titles on its Epic Games Store.
Epic is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in its war against Steam
Epic is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in its war against Steam
In its bid to take on Steam with the Epic Games Store, the company behind Fortnite is burning through hundreds of millions of dollars on exclusives and free games. The Epic Games Store releases free games every week, and has snapped up a number of eye-catching PC launch exclusives since it went live in December 2018. Of course, it's expected that providing so many free games and timed exclusives would cost Epic cold hard cash - but the sheer numbers at play are eye-watering, and it's all spent at a loss. Read more
Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Here's how much money Epic is burning to make the Epic Games Store a Steam competitor.
Neo: The World Ends With You is coming to PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive this summer
Neo: The World Ends With You is coming to PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive this summer
Square Enix has announced a PC version of Neo: The World Ends With You with a summer 2021 release date on Epic Games Store.
The Epic Games Store is giving away three games next week
The Epic Games Store is giving away three games next week
The Epic Games Store must be feeling generous, because it’s giving away a whopping three games for free on April 15.
Neo: The World Ends With You heads to PC this summer
Neo: The World Ends With You heads to PC this summer
The sequel to the 2007 JRPG will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Neo: The World Ends With You launches in July
Neo: The World Ends With You launches in July
Neo: The World Ends With You arrives for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 27th July, and later in the summer for PC via the Epic Games Store. Square Enix's long-awaited follow-up to the Nintendo DS cult classic features a fresh cast of characters but a familiar stylised version of Tokyo's Shibuya district.
Huntdown is finally coming to Steam on May 12 with a new game mode
Huntdown is finally coming to Steam on May 12 with a new game mode
After a year of exclusivity on the Epic Games Store, it’s time for the retro 2D shooterto join Steam.
Oddworld: Soulstorm guide — Unlocking all endings and final levels
Oddworld: Soulstorm guide — Unlocking all endings and final levels
Oddworld: Soulstorm is now available as an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Epic’s next free game is a cyberpunk tale of a hardboiled detective who loves cats
Epic’s next free game is a cyberpunk tale of a hardboiled detective who loves cats
Tales of the Neon Sea is free for the taking on the Epic Games Store until April 8.
Control developer Remedy working on Alan Wake 2 - report
Control developer Remedy working on Alan Wake 2 - report
Last year, Control developer Remedy announced it had signed a two-project publishing deal with Epic Games, and then re-introduced its fan favourite hero Alan Wake via Control's excellent second expansion, which wove the story of both games together as part of Remedy's wider narrative universe. Was Wake being teed up to tease a full sequel to his Xbox 360 cult hit? After Epic's publishing deal was announced - for a big "AAA multiplatform game already in pre-production" and a "new, smaller-scale project set in the same franchise" - fans' hopes were high that Wake would also appear in one of these games.
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact was a landmark game for 2020, and for global awareness of Chinese-developed video games.
Learn a little more about Axiom Verge 2 is this developer video
Learn a little more about Axiom Verge 2 is this developer video
Axiom Verge 2 was announced as coming to PC exclusively via the Epic Games Store last month.
Rumour: Genshin Impact Listing Spotted on Epic Games Store
Rumour: Genshin Impact Listing Spotted on Epic Games Store
The post Rumour: Genshin Impact Listing Spotted on Epic Games Store appeared first on Fextralife. Rumour: A Genshin Impact listing has been spotted on the Epic Games Store, what does this mean for the online Action-RPG? The post Rumour: Genshin Impact Listing Spotted on Epic Games Store appeared first on Fextralife.
Rocket League Swideswipe Announced for iOS and Android, Launches Later This Year
Rocket League Swideswipe Announced for iOS and Android, Launches Later This Year
The free-to-play mobile title is now in limited alpha for Android in New Zealand and Australia.
Psyonix making Rocket League spin-off for mobile
Psyonix making Rocket League spin-off for mobile
Epic Games subsidiary's Rocket League Sideswipe is planned for release on App Store and Google Play later this year
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
My annoyances with Epic’s store are generally limited to Fortnite pop-ups and forgetting I even had games installed there, but then I play games on a big desktop PC.
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play Magic: The Gathering-meets-Diablo action card-playing game has launched into open beta via Arc Games and the Epic Games Store, giving players all over the world the chance to play the game Kotaku’s Ash Parrish said several nice things about.
Fortnite pulls release of battle pass item made available to buy separately
Fortnite pulls release of battle pass item made available to buy separately
Epic Games has updated Fortnite's in-game shop to remove an item released last night which comes from the game's current battle pass.
The Epic Games Stores could be draining your gaming laptop's battery life
The Epic Games Stores could be draining your gaming laptop's battery life
Report finds that the Epic Game Store app could be sucking an unusual amount of life out of your precious machine.
The Long Dark passes 5 million copies sold
The Long Dark passes 5 million copies sold
Hinterland survival game hits sales milestone; Epic Games Store giveaway and Xbox Game Pass bring total lifetime player count to 8.5 million
Epic Games Details Updates Coming To Epic Games Store, Including Player Cards, Improved Search, And More
Epic Games Details Updates Coming To Epic Games Store, Including Player Cards, Improved Search, And More
Several new features are coming this month and later down the road.
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is stepping up its game when it comes to the experience of using the launcher.
Epic Games Store is adding a party system with voice and text chat
Epic Games Store is adding a party system with voice and text chat
As well as a Do Not Disturb feature, player cards and more
Epic Games Store 'parties' will be kind of like mini Discord channels
Epic Games Store 'parties' will be kind of like mini Discord channels
More social features are coming to the launcher, including a voice and text chat "party system"
Go, Fortnite Chicken, Go
Go, Fortnite Chicken, Go
Perhaps you, like me, forget which games have fall damage and which don’t.
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
It's been more than two years since the launch of the Epic Games Store, and while it's certainly been a terrific place to pick up weekly free PC games and has secured an impressive slate of timed exclusives, the social side of the store has remained fairly bare-bones.
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches on 30th March, developer ZA/UM has announced. That's for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store, the App Store and Google Stadia priced £34.99. The Final Cut will be available at no extra cost to all current owners of Disco Elysium.
Stunning cosmic jazz adventure Genesis Noir is out at the end of the month
Stunning cosmic jazz adventure Genesis Noir is out at the end of the month
Genesis Noir, developer Feral Cat Den's stunning cosmic jazz adventure through time and space, is coming to Switch, Xbox, Steam, and the Epic Games Store on 26th March. Genesis Noir, described as a non-traditional point-and-click adventure with a focus on "tactile puzzles and exploration", casts players as No Man, a watch peddler embroiled in love triangle with other cosmic beings.
Fortnite’s Awful Banana Man Is Finally Dead
Fortnite’s Awful Banana Man Is Finally Dead
Early (and I mean early) this morning, Epic Games unveiled the next season of its mega-popular battle royale shooter Fortnite.
Fortnite Season 6 Introduces Animals, Crafting And Tomb Raider's Lara Croft
Fortnite Season 6 Introduces Animals, Crafting And Tomb Raider's Lara Croft
Teen Titans' Raven and Brazilian football star Neymar are also joining. The Zero Crisis Finale might have just capped off Agent Jones' storyline, bringing Fortnite a reality-bending narrative, but Epic Games isn't dialling it down just yet for its popular Battle Royale.
Your guide to survival in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal
Your guide to survival in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal
You were all hunters in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, but in Chapter 2 Season 6… well, you’re still hunters, just in a different way.
Fortnite Season 6 adds new beasts and biomes today
Fortnite Season 6 adds new beasts and biomes today
It all kicks off with a special singleplayer mission
So Help Me, I Like The Fortnite Joy-Cons
So Help Me, I Like The Fortnite Joy-Cons
Let’s get this out of the way, I don’t like Fortnite.
Fortnite Joy-Cons Will Come For Switch On June 4
Fortnite Joy-Cons Will Come For Switch On June 4
It will come with 500 V-Bucks and cosmetics.
Read Only Memories: Neurodiver demo now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store
Read Only Memories: Neurodiver demo now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store
The Read Only Memories: Neurodiver demo is now available for eager players to dive into a psychic detective story.
Fortnite Team Banned From Major Tournament After Player Tells Epic Exec To Kill Himself
Fortnite Team Banned From Major Tournament After Player Tells Epic Exec To Kill Himself
I don’t know much about Fortnite, but I’m going to guess harassing an Epic executive probably isn’t a winning strategy. Read more...
Fortnite Team Reportedly Disqualified from Cup After Team Member Aggressively Tweets Epic CCO
Fortnite Team Reportedly Disqualified from Cup After Team Member Aggressively Tweets Epic CCO
A Fortnite team has reportedly been disqualified from the Fortnite Champion Series after one of the team's members told the CCO of Epic Games to kill himself on Twitter.
Epic and DC tease more cover art from the Fortnite crossover comics
Epic and DC tease more cover art from the Fortnite crossover comics
I don’t think anyone expected Epic Games to take Fortnite as far as it has, but the company is clearly in it for the long haul.
Surviving Mars is free this week on the Epic Games Store
Surviving Mars is free this week on the Epic Games Store
While most people probably have plenty of free games from the Epic Games Store to keep themselves busy with these days, more never hurts.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
PSA: Surviving Mars and Metro 2033 Are Currently Free On PC
PSA: Surviving Mars and Metro 2033 Are Currently Free On PC
Each week, the Epic Games Store puts up a free game, which you can add to your library no strings attached.
Epic Games takes legal action against Google in Australia
Epic Games takes legal action against Google in Australia
Latest complaint in ongoing campaign against mobile giants claims Google restrictions violate Australian consumer law
Wargame: Red Dragon is free on the Epic Games Store
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we remember the launch of the PS2, make bananas into controllers, discuss the future of Twitch, check out what’s happening with Hitman 3 this month, find out what game died this week, and stop buying movies on the PlayStation Store. Read more...
Control Developer's Games for Epic are Set in a 'Shared Universe'
Control Developer's Games for Epic are Set in a 'Shared Universe'
Remedy Entertainment's two Epic Games-funded projects will be set in a shared universe.
Wargame: Red Dragon is free on the Epic Games Store
Wargame: Red Dragon is free on the Epic Games Store
The free games for the Epic Games Store during these two weeks are all about strategy.
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona legislators just passed an anti-monopoly bill in a 31-29 vote, which could have big implications for Apple, Google, and, weirdly enough, Fortnite. Read more...
Damn You, Fortnite Butter Barn Song
Damn You, Fortnite Butter Barn Song
This season of Fortnite has been a whirlwind of crossover skins and deranged players hoping that Epic puts Family Guy’s Peter Griffin in the game.
Epic Games Buys Mediatonic, The Studio Behind Fall Guys
Epic Games Buys Mediatonic, The Studio Behind Fall Guys
Fortnite and Fall Guys are now siblings. Could anyone have predicted that Epic Games - developer of Fortnite and Gears of War, creator of the Unreal Engine, and powerhouse behind the Epic Games Store, Steam's biggest rival - would buy up Mediatonic, the studio behind hit pandemic game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout? Not us, that's for sure. Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Mediatonic, joins other properties such as Rocket League dev Psyonix and Infinity Blade dev Chair Entertainment in Epic's growing portfolio of studios. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Epic acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic
Epic acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic
Fall Guys developer Mediatonic has been scooped up Epic Games, as part of the Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer's acquisition of the Tonic Games Group. Announcing the deal on its website, Mediatonic called the move a "huge win for Fall Guys", claiming that joining Epic "will accelerate our plans to improve the game and bring Fall Guys to as many players as possible, while continuing to support the community." According to the developer, it'll be business as usual for Fall Guys following the acquisition - "each season, we'll continue to expand...with new content, features, rounds, and costumes", it writes - and the game will continue to be available via Steam and the PlayStation Store.
Epic Games buys Fall Guys studio Mediatonic
Epic Games buys Fall Guys studio Mediatonic
Epic says Fall Guys "isn't changing" as a result of the acquisition.
Epic Games Has Acquired Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic
Epic Games Has Acquired Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic
Epic Games has officially acquired Tonic Games Group, the development company behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Epic Games Buys Fall Guys Studio
Epic Games Buys Fall Guys Studio
Epic Games has bought Mediatonic, maker of last year’s hit battle royale Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, the company announced today. Read more...
Epic's legal battle against Apple is going to court
Epic's legal battle against Apple is going to court
Epic Games is suing Apple over "oppressive" App Store payment cuts.
Date set for Apple v Epic Games trial
Date set for Apple v Epic Games trial
The battle between Epic Games and Apple over in-game microtransactions is still rumbling on, and after months of arguing it seems a date has finally been set for an in-person trial.
Foregone out today on Steam, after a year of exclusivity on the Epic Games Store
Foregone out today on Steam, after a year of exclusivity on the Epic Games Store
Foregone finally arrived on Steam today after a year of being an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Fortnite gets its Xenomorph and Ripley skins
Fortnite gets its Xenomorph and Ripley skins
February 26, 2021 Epic Games has officially revealed the new skins. As you might be aware by now, Epic Games is well into crossing Fortnite over with other popular pop culture entities.
Valve must hand over Steam sales data to Apple, judge rules
Valve must hand over Steam sales data to Apple, judge rules
Judge says Apple has "salted the earth"
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PS5 PS Plus game for April
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PS5 PS Plus game for April
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PlayStation 5 PS Plus game for April. The puzzle platformer comes out on 6th April 2021 on PS5, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store. The new gameplay video, shown off during Sony's State of Play broadcast, is below: Read more
Epic Games To Compensate Fortnite And Rocket League Loot Box Buyers Following Class Action Lawsuit
Epic Games To Compensate Fortnite And Rocket League Loot Box Buyers Following Class Action Lawsuit
With $26.5m ready for extra claims. After reaching a settlement following a class-action lawsuit in connection with random loot boxes, Epic Games has revealed that it will be awarding in-game currency to affected players of both Fortnite and Rocket League. According to details on a settlement website for the case, the lawsuit alleges that "Epic Games violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and negligently misrepresented the value of its in-game items in connection with its Fortnite and Rocket League video games." (thanks Eurogamer). Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Epic settle loot box lawsuit by paying virtual money
Epic settle loot box lawsuit by paying virtual money
Over loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League
Epic settles Fortnite and Rocket League loot box lawsuit
Epic settles Fortnite and Rocket League loot box lawsuit
Epic has confirmed it's settled a class action lawsuit pertaining to the purchase of loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League, and will be providing in-game currency to affected parties. As detailed on the accompanying settlement website, the lawsuit alleged Epic had "violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and negligently misrepresented the value of its in-game items in connection with its Fortnite and Rocket League video games." Epic, for its part, "denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages asserted in the Action, and Epic Games denies that the claims in the Action would be appropriate for class treatment if the litigation were to proceed through trial." Read more
Epic Games settles Fortnite loot box lawsuit with V-bucks
Epic Games settles Fortnite loot box lawsuit with V-bucks
Epic will give out Fortnite V-bucks and Rocket League Credits to anyone who purchased mystery items in those games.
It's Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite
It's Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite
Yesterday, after some hints and leaks, Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li came to Epic’s mega-popular battle royale game, Fortnite.
Apple want Valve to hand over revenue data as part of legal fight with Epic
Street Fighter Portal Appears In Fortnite
Street Fighter Portal Appears In Fortnite
Fortnite has absorbed just about every nerdy property under the sun at this point, but Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale has yet to dip its toes into the world of fighting games.
Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple over App Store fees continues to drag on into ever weirder and more esoteric fronts.
Valve Is Resisting Being Dragged Into the Epic-Apple Lawsuit
Valve Is Resisting Being Dragged Into the Epic-Apple Lawsuit
Court documents reveal that Apple has issued Valve with a subpoena to acquire Steam commercial data as part of Apple's legal battle with Epic Games.
Rogue Legacy 2 – Arcane Hallows Update Adds New Biome, New Classes and More
Rogue Legacy 2 – Arcane Hallows Update Adds New Biome, New Classes and More
The Architect returns and Curio Shoppes have also been added.
Rage 2 is free to keep via the Epic Games Store this week
Rage 2 is free to keep via the Epic Games Store this week
Grab it between now and February 25th
Rage 2 and Absolute Drift are free on the Epic Games Store
Rage 2 and Absolute Drift are free on the Epic Games Store
Two very different experiences go free for the week.
Rage 2 is the free game of the week in The Epic Games Store
Rage 2 is the free game of the week in The Epic Games Store
Another week, another batch of free games.
Hitman 3 players on PC can finally import their Hitman 1 & 2 locations at no extra cost
Hitman 3 players on PC can finally import their Hitman 1 & 2 locations at no extra cost
Developer IO interactive has issued its long-awaited solution for Hitman 3 on PC, finally enabling players to import their Hitman 1 and 2 locations into the game at no additional cost. It's a story that began last August, when IO announced PC players would be able to carry their Hitman 2 progression and unlocks over from Steam into Hitman 3 on the Epic Games Store, and, more pertinently, that existing Hitman 1 & 2 owners would be able to import locations from those games into the third instalment at no extra cost via an Access Pass. However, in January this year, a little over a week before Hitman 3's release, IO made a sudden U-turn, announcing that "due to various circumstances out of our control, we want to acknowledge that the process is different to our initial plans for PC players". Ess
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Another week means another batch of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, and another hint at what's to come next week.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is now available on the Epic Games Store
Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is now available on the Epic Games Store
Sega announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is available on the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games files an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe
Epic Games files an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe
The complaint follows similar legal action in the US, UK, and Australia.
Coalition for App Fairness behind North Dakota bill against Apple
Coalition for App Fairness behind North Dakota bill against Apple
Money from the organisation co-founded by Epic Games paid for lobbyists to introduce new bill into state senate
Kingdom Hearts Games are Coming to PC as an Epic Store Exclusive
Kingdom Hearts Games are Coming to PC as an Epic Store Exclusive
The post Kingdom Hearts Games are Coming to PC as an Epic Store Exclusive appeared first on Fextralife. The Kingdom Hearts series of games are coming to PC exclusively via the Epic Games Store this March! The post Kingdom Hearts Games are Coming to PC as an Epic Store Exclusive appeared first on Fextralife.