Google suing Epic now

@ 2021/10/15
Tame Apple Press cheers

Epic Games, which dared to take on the fruity cargo cult Apple and its mighty briefs, is now being sued by Google.

Google is countersuing Epic for breach of contract in the way it operates on the Google App store.

The Tame Apple press insists that Epic signed contracts with Google and Apple, pledging to use the default payment systems for in-app purchases. As part of its push for more open payment systems, though (and to dodge each platform's 30 percent fee), Epic boldly pushed out updates to the Android and iOS apps that switched the payment processing from the platforms' in-app purchases to Epic's in-house system.

Google and Apple both allege this action was a breach of their app store contracts with Epic.

Apple sued and got its ruling last month. Epic was ordered to pay $3.65 million in damages, covering Apple's lost revenue from Epic's three months of self-powered payments.

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