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Epic pushed Xbox chief to open free multiplayer just ahead of Apple Fortnite battle – The Verge

Internal emails between Epic and Microsoft reveal that Epic wanted Microsoft to unlock free Xbox Live multiplayer ahead of Epic’s Apple battle.



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More confidential emails reveal Fortnite inner workings
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Epic pushed Microsoft to open up its Xbox network for free multiplayer gaming just weeks before the Apple and Fortnite battle. In the weeks leading up to Epic Games decision to circumvent Apples 30 percent cut on Fortnite in-app purchases, CEO Tim Sweeney sent an email to Xbox chief Phil Spencer teasing something big and asking whether Microsoft could time free multiplayer with Fortnite season 14.

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