Epic boss says Sony charges publishers a cross-play fee in certain circumstances – Eurogamer.net

” In particular scenarios Epic will have to pay additional income to Sony,”Sweeney said, as reported by The Verge.”Emails released as part of the Epic versus Apple trial now reveal the internal organization conversations that went on prior to Sony allowed crossplay. An exceptional email conversation between Joe Kreiner, Epic’s vice president of organization development, and Gio Corsi, Sony’s then senior director of developer relations, exposes Epic’s effort to persuade Sony to press the go button on crossplay. The Verge has published a document exposing Sony’s cross-platform revenue share, and it exposes how Sony works out how much to charge. If in the exact same month, just$600,000 of the$1m income was PSN income(so, 60 percent of income), and the PS4 gameplay share was still 95 percent, the publisher would have to pay Sony$52,500(60 divided by 95 equals 0.63-so, less than 85 percent).

An amazing email conversation between Joe Kreiner, Epic’s vice president of service development, and Gio Corsi, Sony’s then senior director of designer relations, exposes Epic’s effort to convince Sony to push the go button on crossplay. The Verge has actually released a document revealing Sony’s cross-platform revenue share, and it exposes how Sony works out how much to charge. If in the exact same month, only$600,000 of the$1m revenue was PSN income(so, 60 percent of earnings), and the PS4 gameplay share was still 95 percent, the publisher would have to pay Sony$52,500(60 divided by 95 equates to 0.63-so, less than 85 percent).

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