Apart from the exclusive chequebook hit with which Epic Games Store has been made in recent months, many fans have criticized with harshness the Fortnite authors’ shop, forcing the studio to defend itself even from accusations that Epic Store is Chinese spyware It has not served much. In the last hours the CEO of Epic has returned to jump to the Palestra to reiterate once again that they do not offer data of their clients to the Chinese giant Tencent, a maximum shareholder of the company.
“Tencent does not have access to customer data, the terms of service refer to the data shared between the international subsidiaries wholly owned by Epic, which exist to process purchases and pay taxes worldwide,” said Tim. Sweeney in response to an amateur who influenced the accusations.
Not satisfied with this response, fans remember that “Tencent has at least two representatives on the board of directors of Epic, so they certainly have access to user data and marketing.” Nothing is further from reality, according to Sweeney. “Investors have access to Epic’s financial reports, for example, so you can see what one of these reports includes, take a look at EA’s online financial report.” “Investors do not have access to Epic customer data,” insists the manager.
A few days ago it was news the international launch of WeGame X, the video games client that Tencent prepares for the West.
Tencent has no access to customer data. The Terms of Service references data shared between Epic’s wholly owned international subsidiaries (which exist to process purchases and pay tax around the world). Tencent is an investor only and is not covered by that language.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) April 10, 2019