Epic Games and Xbox discussed dropping Xbox Live Gold requirement for F2P games last year, emails reveal

Epic Games head honcho Tim Sweeney petitioned Xbox boss Phil Spencer to ditch Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games last summer.

The exchange is one of several revealing, private emails sent between company top brass made public as part of the ongoing Apple vs Epic Games trial.

Last August, Sweeney emailed Spencer to suggest Microsoft drop the F2P Xbox Live Gold firewall and time it alongside Fortnite’s Marvel season launch and permanent V-Bucks price-drop.

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