The current year of 2018 is marked by the great phenomenon that became Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games is receiving the profits resulting from its popularity.
Fortnite’s continued success has enabled Epic Games to rack up more than $ 3 billion over the course of this year, an impressive amount.
The value is advanced by TechCrunch which says it was informed by a source with knowledge on the subject, but Epic has not officially commented.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free game for which you can buy in-game items with real currency, a business model that helped make it even more popular – even among those who don’t usually play video games.
The predictions were for $ 2 billion, but the popularity of Fortnite: Battle Royale allowed Epic to go further.
Sensor Tower data indicates that in November, the game managed to raise $ 37 million with the iOS version alone and that the total obtained over the course of this year may exceed $ 385 million – only on the iOS version.
However, there is more to Epic Games than Fortnite: Battle Royale and a testament to that is its recently launched Games Store for PC, through which it allows game creators to earn more money from their work.