Cary, a North Carolina based company, reportedly received $ 3 billion in revenue in 2018 from its popular Fortnite multiplayer game.
Information comes through a report from Techcrunch citing an unnamed source, although Epic did not respond to a request for comments from the outlet.
Fortnite Currently available in virtually all current-generation gaming systems, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and iOS. Although the game is free, it has become significantly profitable through in-game purchases.
Players have the opportunity to use real money to purchase an in-game “Ticket Pass”, which will offer various cosmetic rewards in exchange for performing various tasks. Battle passes are good for a 10-week “season” of game content, when Epic changes the order of awards every day. It is noteworthy that, since these awards are cosmetic, they do not give any advantage in the form of "winning" in online matches.
It is also worth noting that Epic earns even more money on other initiatives. For many years, the company has licensed its Unreal Engine to many developers who will later be used in such well-known games as Batman: Arkhem trilogy, BioShok Infinite, Borderlands 2 and the upcoming Kingdom of Hearts III.
Epic also recently launched its own digital gaming market, although it is not yet known how successful it will be in the coming months and years.