As per reports, the Fortnite maker Epic Games has finally filed a suit against Google over blocking the game from the play store. As per reports, the game is violating the terms of the Google play store, and just a few hours after seeing Fortnite dropped from both the leading stores, the company filed a lawsuit against them.
According to the complaint filed by the Epic’s alleges that Google’s payment limitations on the Play Store comprise a control, and thus an infringement of both the Sherman Act and California’s Cartwright Act.
Outside of the bright opening, the two main charges that are filed against the leading play stores are identical.
Epic’s suit against Apple states that the Apple store has control over the sharing of software to phones, and complete control over the payment systems related to the apps within that software. On the other hand, in the case of Google’s case, Epic is particularly concerned about the Google Play Store’s influential responsibility as a distributor of Android mobile applications. The game maker is also concerned about the Play Store’s obligation that hosted apps make use of Play Store Billing for in-app purchases.
The Fortnite is a widely-recognized game and has been removed from the App Store after an update according to which Epic Games would allow users to make in-app purchases in a straight line through Epic as an alternative of through Google or Apple. The alternative would also give customers a reduction in things, and more and more users can use the in-app purchase options that would only be accessible through Epic. The fresh payment structure was also installed within the gaming app.
For this reason, The Verge has received a statement from a Google spokesperson issued on the current situation. In this statement, the spokesmen have made clear the reason why the app was removed as Apple: “The open Android ecosystem lets developers distribute apps through multiple app stores. For game developers who choose to use the Play Store, we have consistent policies that are fair to developers and keep the store safe for users. While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies. However, we welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fortnite back to Google Play” Spokesperson said.
Google also mentioned that the game was breaking various violations, and thus Epic was removed from its digital marketplace. The good part is that users can still download the game on their Android devices using the Galaxy Store that is particularly for Samsung devices.
For now, the ban of the game from the leading store’s Google, and Apple has made a spectacular acceleration in the debate between the two tech giants. It will be interesting to observe how things will change.