Discounts for direct payment? Google and Apple remove Fortnite from stores!

Discounts for direct payment? Google and Apple remove Fortnite from stores!
Yesterday's news is that on Fortnite discounts of up to 20% are available on all purchases of V-Buck across all platforms, including mobile devices!

However, this move did not appeal to the giants Google and Apple, who reacted by removing the Epic Games title from their stores and subsequently Epic responded to them with a lawsuit. But why?

Simple, Epic Games has bypassed the 30% taxation by the stores by inserting a direct payment.

Here's what the Epic press release said:

We are also pleased to announce that a new payment option is now available on iOS and Google Play: the Epic direct payment option. If you choose to use the Epic direct payment option, you can save up to 20%, because Epic will give you the discount on payment processing costs.

This action was not welcomed by the mobile giants who, from in-game purchases of apps, get a large slice of earnings, in fact both immediately proceeded by removing the Fortnite title from their stores!

According to Apple, Epic Games has deliberately acted "in order to violate the App Store guidelines ".

But the great soap opera is not over yet!

Breaking news is that Epic Games reacted by launching legal actions against Google and Apple!

They will not pass certainly a good mid-August, but who will be right? Probably the courts will tell us!

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Last modified: August 14, 2020

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