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Here's what you need to know about Epic and Apple's war over Fortnite

1 month ago   |   By PCGamesN

Fortnite has been kicked from the iOS App Store, after Epic set up a direct payment system to bypass Apple's 30% cut of all purchases on the platform. Now, Epic has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the App Store constitutes an unlawful monopoly, and begun a FreeFortnite PR campaign in an effort to bring fans in on the game publisher's side. Here's a breakdown of what's happened and what it means for Fortnite.
The Apple App Store and Google Play Store both charge a 30% fee on most purchases made through each platform. 30% is standard for most digital sales platforms, including...
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Google just booted 'Fortnite' from the Play Store, hours after Apple banned it from the iPhone and iPad App Store

Google just booted 'Fortnite' from the Play Store, hours after Apple banned it from the iPhone and iPad App Store

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

After being booted from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has now been removed from the Google Play Store, too.
The move comes after Epic rolled out an update letting users pay it directly for in-app purchases, skirting around Apple and Google's existing payment systems.
Those systems give Apple and Google a 30% cut of the profits from in-app purchases - a practice that Epic has long railed against.
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Having just been booted from the Apple App Store, Epic's Fortnite has now been removed from the Google Play Store, too.
It comes as no surprise...
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Apple sued by Fortnite creator Epic after game is pulled from App Store over payments commissions - CNET

Apple sued by Fortnite creator Epic after game is pulled from App Store over payments commissions - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

First, Epic added a new payment method to Fortnite, sidestepping Apple's systems. Then Apple banned the game from its App Store. Now Epic has called in the courts.
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Apple sued by Fortnite creator Epic after game's removed from App Store over direct payments - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

Apple appears to have removed the popular game from its App Store, following a move by Epic Games to circumvent Apple's fee for in-game purchases.
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Apple booted Fortnite from the App Store and now Epic is suing

Apple booted Fortnite from the App Store and now Epic is suing

1 month ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Epic Games moved to an in-app payment system on 13 August in order to bypass Apple's controversial 30 per cent cut, and in response, Apple promptly removed the developer's popular battle royale title, Fortnite, from the App Store. Apple has been facing an increase in anti-trust complaints from several developers and publishers over the past few months.
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney is among the many who have called for changes to how companies like Apple do business with developers. The current escalation, therefore, seems like a planned approach on Epic's behalf. The developer has even outlined...
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