Take this with a grain of salt, but at some stage, the Fortnite creator Epic Games was apparently eager to get Sony, Microsoft and even Nintendo’s first-party titles on its digital storefront – and for all we know, it could still be interested in making this happen one day.
According to yet another internal document from the ongoing Epic v Apple court case, that was made publically available for a short period of time according to PC Gamer – Epic was at least gauging the likelihood of getting first-party games from the big three console creators on its storefront.
It appears it made some serious steps with Sony – offering $200 million for “4-6 titles” and was awaiting a response. It had doubts the Xbox team would be as interested due to the existence of “PC Game Pass” and the fact Phil Spencer was “occasionally” meeting with Gabe Newell from Valve.
So, what about Nintendo? Judging by the notes, nothing had got underway with the Japanese company – but even Epic thought it was a bit of a pipedream or a “moonshot” in its own words, due to Nintendo’s corporate history – labelling it a “non-starter”.
Earlier this week, a separate Epic Games internal document revealed Epic had plans to bring Samus from the Metroid series to Fortnite. If we hear any developments about this latest story, we’ll be sure to update it.
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