Google Once Considered Buying Epic With The Help Of Tencent Games – Report

A report by Protocol details that Google might have had plans of buying or having more influence over Epic's businesses with the help of Tencent.

Posted By | On 20th, Aug. 2021

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Following the Epic Apple lawsuit, a number of documents are still being unearthed pertaining to the gaming giant. A recent document shows that Google wanted to exert more control over Epic so as to prevent the company from potentially taking away profits from the search giant.

As originally reported by Protocol, the report states that Google knew from the outset that Epic wouldn’t want to get bought by Google. Thus, a Google executive formulated a strategy to tie up with Tencent Games (who own a 40% stake in Epic) to exert more control on the company and eventually, remove Tim Sweeney as the CEO.

In addition to this, the report also states that Google and Apple also formulated plans to work together to prevent Epic from undermining the commission rates developers have to pay to these giants for putting applications on the platforms. Google reportedly spent millions of dollars to keep some of the top developers in the games space – which includes Activision Blizzard– to not follow in Epic’s footsteps.


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