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Topic: Epic Games' Fortnite is "On Track to Generate $2 Billion Thi...
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7743
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

In a report over at financial stalwart Bloomberg, the publisher has suggested that the mega-successful Fortnite is "on track to generate (USD)$2 billion this year alone", and says the game has, since September 2017 through May 2018, generated "more than (USD)$1.2 billion".

All of this revenue has now made Epic Games worth between USD$5 billion and USD$8 billion as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. However, there is an estimate that if Fortnite managed to maintain revenue alongside Epic's other ventures, there's no reason an active takeover bid of "as much as (USD)$14 billion" couldn't be out of the question.

Moreover, with various initiatives, and even negative press, around Fortnite seemingly on the rise, the game's growth could also see an even larger revenue stream over the coming months and years. PUBG, however, has seen a slight dip in buy-in, while numerous other Triple-A entities intend to bring the popular Battle Royal mode to their games, which could dilute the market, and therefore shrink Fortnite's stake in the space.

One thing's for sure though, Epic founder Tim Sweeney who holds a 51% shareholder stake in Epic is sitting pretty damn, well, pretty.
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Spook
Posts: 41136
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
best financial game model evar?
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7744
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

It's probelmatic, because the loot box concept is so proven here, companies would be stupid NOT to adopt it, however, not all games are Fortnite and have managed to sneak into so many homes.

So we cry out for no loot boxes or in-app pay-to-win models, but then something like this comes along and we go around the round-about again.

Honestly, I can't blame publishers for seeing this and wanting to do it. That's capitalism. I just wish it didn't happen at all, but that's socialist utupia-ism :\
Spook
Posts: 41137
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
great product for free with no pay to win? (but cool dance moves you can buy if you want)

sounds perfect to me.
Vash
Posts: 5805
Location:

great product for free with no pay to win? (but cool dance moves you can buy if you want)

sounds perfect to me.


Agreed, if the dance moves/skins were obtainable with gameplay the game probably wouldnt be free.
Spook
Posts: 41140
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
as they dont actually impact my ability to win, i dont even care.

but there obviously is a market for them.

i think you can grind your way to free dance moves.
BladeRunner
Posts: 2876
Location: Queensland

It's a bit sad. Damned Gen Z kids, eating tide pods and playing this stupid game.
paveway
Posts: 21555
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

as they dont actually impact my ability to win, i dont even care


Why lie? I heard you can't even beat your son who is using a ps4 controller while you use a mouse and keyboard

True story
Spook
Posts: 41150
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
whatevs
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