Epic Games sued a popular GTA V and Fortnite hack Youtube channel, Golden Modz, for copyright infringement.
According to Epic Games, they injected code into the game which modifies the original, which is a clear violation of copyright law. Saying: “This is a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference case in which the Defendants are infringing Epic’s copyrights by injecting unauthorized cheat software into the copyright protected code of Epic’s popular video game Fortnite.”.
Epic Games announced their free online learning platform, Unreal Engine Online Learning, for free. Which features video tutorials, industry tracks, and downloadable tutorial files.
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In an interview with GamesBeat, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated “the best type of funding a company can get: microtransactions from happy customers.” which gave their company “unlimited ability to invest in our technology, our games, and all the ecosystem around it.”.
WSJ reported that some parents are hiring Fortnite coaches to make their kids better at Fortnire, giving them $10 to $20 wage per hour. Saying “There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it, you can imagine what that was like for him at school.”
Market research firm Superdata reported that Fortnite made over $1 billion from in-game purchases.
Epic Games announced increased Marketplace share for developers by 88%, from 70% / 30% split. Also, they are paying all sellers retroactively, for more creator-friendly.