Court filings from the Apple and Epic Games faceoff offer a peek at the inner workings of some major players in gaming.
Multiple Xbox planning documents, blackened with redactions, outlined the company’s gaming ambitions.
Why it matters: Gaming is as secretive an industry as it gets, and companies such as Microsoft are locked into years-long competitive cycles against the likes of Nintendo and Sony.
A Microsoft study of games industry profit for 2019 called free-to-play the “industry’s primary business model (70% of total revenue)” and noted that it “sees the healthiest profit margins (32%).”
An Xbox document surveying the gaming landscape featured an internal review of their rival’s most prestigious 2020 release — the grim, Sony-made PlayStation 4 exclusive “The Last Of Us Part II.”
- The trial version of Apple v. Epic Games offers a highly censored appearance within the industry.
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