In an interview given to CNBC, Sweeney reports that the extra charges that developers have to agree on only increase the price of apps and games. THE Apple has invented what Sweeney calls "absolute monopoly", while Google does not leave competing stores with "UI barriers".
Epic Games had previously released Fortnite for Android, one of the most popular mobile games, as a standalone APK installer to avoid the 30% fee requested by Google to make the game available through the Play Store. However, the game was eventually released on the Play Store after Sweeney admitted that manually downloading it was a very complicated process for some of its users.
"THE Google "It is deliberately suppressing competing stores by putting obstacles in the way of the user," Sweeney told CNBC.
Sweeney's company created it Epic Game Store last year, with developers paying a fee of 12 percent.
"THE Apple has locked in and paralyzed its ecosystem by inventing an absolute monopoly on software distribution, and software revenue generation, ”Sweeney said.
Next week, representatives of various technology companies, such as its CEO Apple, Tim Cook, will attend a congressional hearing about the anti-competitive methods they use.