Epic Games sues Apple and Google due to Fortnite’s removal from app stores
On Friday, Epic Games said that it would file federal antitrust lawsuits against Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG.L) after Fortnite’s removal from app stores.
The legal complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
“Epic brings this suit to end Apple’s unfair and anti-competitive actions that Apple undertakes to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in two distinct, multibillion-dollar markets: (i) the iOS App Distribution Market, and (ii) the iOS In-App Payment Processing Market(each as defined below),” the complaint stated.
The video game company accused Apple of taking 15% to 30% cuts for most app subscriptions and payments made inside the App Store.
“The fact that their (Epic) business interests now lead them to push for a special arrangement does not change the fact that these guidelines create a level playing field for all developers and make the store safe for all users,” Apple stated.
According to analysts, game apps are the most significant contributors inside the App Store.