Epic Games company had a lot of controversy with Google and Apple recently due to electronic pin and in-game purchases, and as a result, decided to withdraw Fortnite from all mobile platforms. Epic Games decided to sue both US companies in the UK, claiming they violated competition law. Since Epic Games, Apple and Google are US companies, it has been a matter of debate whether the UK can handle the case.
Judge Roth stated that calling the UK “convinced” is wrong in case that the UK was the best place in the dispute between Epic Games and Apple. But considered differently for the Google case. He states that because of Google’s subsidiaries in Ireland and affiliates in different locations, this case can be heard in the UK.
According to allegations, Apple also has a company in Ireland, but this company was not in Epic Games‘ court file. Epic Games has currently filed a lawsuit against Google in the US and the UK and is pending its outcome. Obviously, there is no verdict of the case against Google for Epic Games. Even though Fortnite is not necessarily requires a download from Google Play, there are many ways to run apk on Android phones. However, on the Apple side, this is not very possible, and Epic Games can turn its fight with Apple into a blood feud.
It is forbidden to use electronic payment methods in in-game markets on Android and App Store. Apple and Google clearly allow payments only through their own payment systems. Epic sees this as causing unfair competition. He believes that normally digital game codes should be available in applications on Android and App Store, as well as in PC games.
At this point, it is currently unknown who will win the case. Among the teams observing the outcome of the Epic Games case are companies such as Tencent Game (Pubg Mobile), EA Games, and Supercell. The decision to be taken here will be a precedent for other mobile game developers. What will be the outcome of the case is unknown, but it is certain that we will not see Fortnite in stores in a short time. Also, don’t forget to check out our other news here.