The legal dispute between Apple and Epic has ended up leaking a lot of information from the industry. Unsurprisingly, everyone wants to do business with Epic Games which has generated more than $ 15 billion in three years with Fortnite alone. The latest leak reveals Project Storm, a Walmart service.
This would join the list of Stadia, xCloud, Amazon Luna and many others, only that this one in theory was going to arrive in a beta phase in mid-2019 with an extremely low price. It was Mark Rein, co-founder of Epic Games, who tested the service on a smartphone with an Xbox controller and seems to have liked it.
Epic wanted agreement
However, in their comments there are no release dates or details of whether or not Epic will have a deal with Walmart.
“I played the Walmart demo on an Android phone (with an Xbox controller) and the experience felt like playing on PS4 and superior to playing on Android or iOS. They are going to sell the clip for an incredibly low amount, they were saying something like $ 2. “
As if that were not enough, Walmart’s idea is (or was) to work with other third parties such as Steam, Uplay, Blizzard and other PC gaming services to offer more titles to its subscribers. Basically buying a smartphone in one of these supermarkets would give you a few free months of the service, although you would need a control.
After synchronizing the control we could play any title in our accounts of these services via streaming or even download it to play whenever we want. It is unknown what has happened to the project, but we know that many others have progressed since the moment Rein tested this (April 2019).
Walmart has not commented anything in this regard since the leak, although it is not ruled out that they will eventually do so given the magnitude and details leaked.
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