Epic Games vs Apple and Google

Epic Games' Fortnite was also removed from the Play Store after being removed from Apple's App Store before it all started. Shortly afterwards, Epic Games filed lawsuits against Google and Apple for "monopoly behavior."

Google's decision to remove the game from the Play Store came after Epic released an update to Fortnite that violated the platform's payment policy.

This update allows players to pay Epic directly for in-app purchases instead of using the official Google system. Applications and games should provide 30% of every transaction made through the Play Store (and the App Store).

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In its complaint, Epic claims that Google's policy is detrimental to both developers and consumers, as it allows the search company to act as a "mandatory intermediary in every in-app transaction." Epic, as mentioned above, filed a lawsuit against Apple for the same reason.

As for Fortnite it remains available for download on Android devices via Epic's official website. In a statement, Google said it remains open to negotiations with Epic to bring the game back to the Play Store.

Last month, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney criticized Apple and Google for the monopoly and anti-competitive policies of their respective stores.

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