In keeping with a contract submitting by Polish developer Massive Cheese Studio, its Cooking Simulator Sport Cross deal earned it a whopping $600,000 from Microsoft. As found by of us over at TwistedVoxel, the submitting claims that this quantity constitutes roughly 22 p.c of Massive Cheese Studio’s internet revenue and roughly 17 p.c of the corporate’s internet income from gross sales over the past monetary yr. Cooking Simulator initially launched in 2019 on PC, making its strategy to last-gen consoles between 2020 and 2021. This month, it was added to Sport Cross, three years after its unique launch.
Analyzing Cooking Simulator Sport Cross deal in gentle of Microsoft’s current allegations towards Sony
Whereas defending its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft just lately claimed in a Brazilian court docket submitting that Sony pays to “block” video games from touchdown on Sport Cross. If Massive Cheese Studio’s claims are true (and I’m struggling to see why the dev would lie in a authorized submitting), it makes me surprise simply how a lot releasing a sport on Sport Cross prices, and what sort of a ridiculous quantity Microsoft would want to pay for video games to launch on its service day-one. It additional begs the query of how correct Microsoft’s allegations are.
On one hand, it’s fairly well-known that Sony isn’t precisely bathing in money like Microsoft is. Alternatively, the corporate is presumably forking out a crap ton of cash to “block” a sport from going to Sport Cross – apparently with the cash it doesn’t appear to have, in response to quite a few analysts. I perceive Sony paying for advertising offers as a part of which video games don’t launch on Sport Cross, however I’m fairly certain that is par for the course so far as such offers in the past, which Microsoft can also be actively engaged in.
Forgive me for scratching my chin a bit. The maths ain’t mathing right here.
In different information, Lifeless Island 2 will reportedly be re-announced subsequent week, and PS5 inventory enchancment has resulted within the console dominating U.S. retail chart.
[Source: GPW via TwistedVoxel]
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