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Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:16 pm

OK - I just did !
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Post by Medicine Man » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:53 pm

The End Is Nigh and Abzu are now free...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/c ... collection

Conarium is next up on September 12th...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... arium/home

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Post by Achtung Englander » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:16 pm

hurray - I wanted to get this game, thanks Fortnite money
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Post by Medicine Man » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:55 pm

Whoops. Well reminded AE.

Conarium is now free...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... arium/home

Some Batman thing up next on September 19th

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Post by Medicine Man » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:50 pm

Batman Arkham Collection and Lego Batman Trilogy are now free...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/c ... -free-week

Everything and Metro 2033 Redux are up next on September 26th...

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Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:54 pm

That must of cost Epic a fair penny

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:51 pm

505 Games have released financials that show Epic paid them €9.49m for the Control exclusive, if you take the price of Control at €55 Euros that equates to around 172,545 copies.

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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:55 pm

Is that good? I have no frame of reference :lol:

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Post by Mantis » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:44 pm

That's assuming all of the $55 would go to 505 Games though, which it almost certainly wouldn't.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:30 pm

It's not an exact number but it's close, if you figured Epic's 12% cut into it then it would be slightly higher, if that is how it works but we don't know how Epic work out the amount of sales they cover. If you take out the cut then it would be around 196,074 so it's probably 200,000 copies that they have guaranteed. Remedy get 45% of that €9.49m.

It's not very much Sly. If you think that something like Pillar of Eternity sold over 500,000 and the second one had early sale of around 110,000 which was considered bad for early sales.

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Post by Mantis » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:45 pm

But consider that if they hadn't sold exclusivity rights to Epic then the sales would have been split over multiple storefronts, some of which take up to 30% of a cut from the sale.

It still isn't a particularly huge number though.

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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 pm

Ah, I did think it didn't sound particularly impressive, you would think being exclusive to Epic would cost them more sales than that.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:44 pm

Mantis wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:45 pm
But consider that if they hadn't sold exclusivity rights to Epic then the sales would have been split over multiple storefronts, some of which take up to 30% of a cut from the sale.

It still isn't a particularly huge number though.
It's just like 505 to take the deal and they did a terrible job of promoting the game, sales have been very poor, it didn't even make it into the top 20 of the NPD for August. So you could say they were right to take the deal, or maybe Remedy would have been better served going with a different publisher who might have pushed the game a bit more.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:23 pm

Elsewhere in the document, it notes that this payout is specifically being counted as revenue for the exclusivity deal and isn't related to revenue from sales of the game.

With no data on sale unit numbers it is not possible to calculate what they would of sold if they made it available on Steam. Given these exclusives are timed 505 estimated they will get the uptick anyway once it goes on Steam next year. Thanks for the NPD note of interest
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Post by Snowy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:09 am

I do wonder how much less the sales are on the Epic gamestore with the level of boycott it seems to be getting (unless that's only in the fraction of PC gamers who comment online). I assume it must be biting, or they wouldn't be doing all these giveaways.

Having caved and bought BL3 from them, I hope their pain continues so I can keep hoovering up free titles :D
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