Daniel Ahmad tweets
Italian Financial Statement
that seems to show just how much cash Epic Games
had to fork over to make Control
an Epic Games Store exclusive (thanks
He says this shows a payment to the parent company of 505 Games for €9.49
million ($10.5M USD). A response tweet from
helps confirm the conclusion with some further translation: "It is explicitly
stated in the report that the earnings from Control are derived from the digital
marketplace that requested exclusivity for its distribution." Here are Ahmad's
two tweets on the topic:
Digital Bros, parent company of 505 Games, has
disclosed that they received a payment of 9.49 million euro from Epic Games for
Which I would imagine is for exclusivity.
55% of that payment going to 505 Games.
Yep. The payment from Epic was 100% for Control and was for the exclusivity
deal. There was no payment from Sony or Microsoft.
Unclear if there were any other strings attached to the payment, other than