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Epic Games Sues Apple and Google, Claims Google Formed ‘Fortnite Task Force’

Epic Games has been fighting it out with Google and Apple in the courts for more than a year now. The legal battle started when Epic Games challenged the in-app purchase policy of Google and Apple’s app stores with its launch of a version of Fortnite – Epic’s world renouned game – that included its own in-built system for in-game purchases. Following the release, both Apple and Google promptly removed Fortnite from their app stores citing breach of rules, causing Epic Games to sue the two platforms. Epic Games’ legal filings from this week claim that Google formed an internal task-force to tackle the problem of Fortnite evading Google Play Store and its fees.

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Epic Games, Spotify, Among Others, Form Coalition For App Fairness Aimed Against Apple

A number of developers have come together to form the Coalition for App Fairness that opposes Apple’s App Store policies. The coalition is non-profit and is intended to coordinate efforts to do battle with Apple. The founding members consist of Epic GamesSpotify, and Tile. Interestingly, all of these three companies are involved in high-profile disputes with Apple.

The coalition has accused the Cupertino company of ‘taxing consumers’ and ‘crushing innovation’ which will only add to the antitrust pressure that Apple is currently facing. Read More

Apple Countersues Epic Games For Damages Over Breach Of Developer Contract

The long-drawn battle between Apple and Epic Games continues as the former has filed an official countersuit against the latter asking for damages over the breach of its developer contract. In the new filing, Apple has called out Epic for not being the “modern corporate Robin Hood” that it claims to be.

Apple, looking to seek compensation from Epic over the breach of its contract, included the following statement in the court filing, reports CNBC. Read More

Apple Features PUBG In App Store The Same Day It Was To Terminate Epic’s Developer Account

One of Fortnite’s biggest competitor, PUBG, is receiving beneficial publicity in the App Store amidst the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games. If you had happened to have opened the App Store today, you would’ve seen an editorial story promoting the PUBG Mobile App.

The App Store featured PUBG on the same day Apple was to terminate Epic’s developer account initially. The irony lies in the fact that PUGB Mobile is actually built with Epic’s Unreal Engine. Read More

Apple A Threat To The Unreal Engine, Epic And Microsoft Allege

As a response to the Fortnite lawsuit, Apple’s declaration that it will terminate Epic’s developer account is being perceived as a threat to an entire ecosystem of game developers whose bread and butter is the Unreal Engine frameworks. This action of Apple’s is bound to have some serious consequences for such game developers. Read More

Epic Games Has Filed An Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Following The Fortnite Ban

In a recent turn of events, Apple, Google, and Fortnite have taken their fans on a rollercoaster ride.

Hours after Fortnite getting removed from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and Epic filing a lawsuit against Apple, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Google for anti-competitive practices between Android and Google Play Store. Read More