Epic Exclusivity is something that has been a very controversial topic in the recent days. Many fans have been against Epic Store’s business strategy of grabbing timed exclusives to increase the exposure of their Store. Amidst all that, a report revealed by Digital Bros, parent company of 505 Games, Digital Bros, parent company of 505 Games, reveals that Epic Store paid 9.49 million euros for Control Exclusivity
The breakdown shows the revenue from various platforms as of 30th June 2019. The revenue from Epic shows as 9.49 million euros and considering Control wasn’t released till then, so likely all revenue came from Epic. Pre-orders might account for some of the revenue, but, considering Xbox and PS4 had pre-orders as well but their revenue shows as zero, consolidates the fact that pre-orders were not taken into account. This is evident from the second breakdown which can be found below. Control accounts for the whole 9.49M Euros coming from Epic Store, and, considering that the numbers from Epic Store and Control revenue matches, we can say that the revenue from PS and Xbox till then was zero. 55% of the amount went to 505 games. The full document can be accessed here.
The article also states that the revenue generated was due to the exclusivity contract explicitly. The translated quote states, “The game in different versions, for personal computers and consoles, was launched on the 27th August 2019, but the contractual structure with the digital marketplace that required the exclusivity of the video game of the personal computer version has allowed the recognition of revenues already starting from this exercise.”