Google also withdraws Fortnite from its application store and Epic publishes another lawsuit, but this case is different from Apple

As has happened with Apple , Epic Games has filed a monopoly claim against Google . The legal document was released shortly after the removal of Fortnite from the Google Play Store for breach of conditions.

Epic Games has seen its star game disappear from Apple and Google digital stores after an update was published yesterday in which Fortnite offered the possibility of direct payment at a reduced price for in-app purchases.


Los términos y condiciones de la App Store y Google Play Store indican que todos los bienes digitales deberán pasar única y exclusivamente por la plataforma de pago de ambas opciones, lo que en varias ocasiones ha forzado un pulso de Epic frente a dichas compañías.

Epic Games acusa a Google de monopolio asegurando que “utiliza su tamaño para hacer el mal frente a competidores, innovaciones, compradores y usuarios“, pero la situación dista mucho de ser idéntica a la de Apple.

In the case of Android, users will be able to continue downloading Fortnite from alternative stores and platforms , including the one created by Epic Games to avoid the 30% commission from Google Play Store that has motivated all this matter. 

Google’s response has remained in the same line as its colleagues on the block, recalling that its store policies are there to protect its consumers and that they trust they can discuss the situation with Epic to reach a solution. 


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