A sensation that Epic Games is experiencing, calculating the benefits they got in thie year 2018 primarily due to the phenomenal success of the game Fortnite. We all know that Fortress Night brought huge revenues and was particularly good for the studio. It is basically a battle royale game where 100 players are paradropped on an island and the last one standing wins.
Somebody would have predicted the unusual success of “Fortnite” that’s why up till now, with 125 million players, the title continues to set records. Thanks to this, Epic games has the ability to build its own game sales mall “Epic Game Store”, which is only 12%, and provides cross-platform development components for all game developers for free.
According to theTechCrunchsite, the company has earned $ 3 billion, noting that it was only a profit, not revenue. It was mainly through its royal battle which was supposed to be a simple mode of the game base. In comparison, Sony’s video game division expects to recover operating income of $ 2.8 billion at the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2019). And the Japanese giant has had a very good year 2018.
Fortnite’s $ 3 billion represents a crazy amount, especially when you know that the game is available for free on PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Thus, it is through the sale of additional content that the company was able to generate so much money. Prior to this, data analysis agencies had predicted that Fortune Night’s full-year profit would reach only $2 billion. It seems that this estimate is still conservative.
In fact, in june, it was reported that the growth of Fortress Night began to slow down, and the profit growth of the month was only 2%, especially in June. The Season Pass of the fifth season was just released but slowing growth doesn’t mean stopping growth. After the next few seasons, it brought up to $3 billion in profits for the entire year, which proves that Fortress Night is still the most popular game of this year.