New details of the trial between Google and Epic Games have been revealed.
Former Stadia chief Phil Harrison proposed a merger between Google and Tencent to completely buy out Epic Games’ stake. Otherwise, the purchase of 20 percent of the shares for $2 billion was considered.
During the trial, correspondence between Google executives was revealed in which the company planned the creation of its gaming platform.
Stadia chief Phil Harrison wrote in 2018:
I’ve tried to present the high-level strategic case for investing in Epic. Fortnite is Google’s main business driver across the board.
Former business development director Dove Sobota also said:
As a possible alternative, Phil suggests that we consider approaching Tencent to either: buy Epic shares from Tencent to gain more control over Epic, or merge with Tencent and buy 100% of Epic shares.
Tencent currently owns about 40% of Epic Games. Epic is valued at over $31 billion.
Let’s not forget that Google previously offered Epic Games to publish Fornite for $147 million.
Source: Cybersport Metaratings
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