From CNET: Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple and Google after both pulled Epic's hit game from their app stores over direct-payment disputes. As of right now, neither are allowing users to download and install Fortnite on phones through their digital marketplaces.
At the heart of the debate is whether Epic has the right to include a direct-payments service in its Fortnite app, circumventing Apple's and Google's payments systems and the up to 30% charge Apple and Google levy on each transaction.
Epic's lawsuit alleges that Apple has become a "behemoth seeking to control markets, block competition and stifle innovation."
"Apple is bigger, more powerful, more entrenched and more pernicious than monopolies of yesteryear," Epic says in the suit. "Apple's size and reach far exceeds that of any technology monopolist in history."
Epic's lawsuit against Google accuses the tech giant of abandoning its idealistic roots and says Android's claim that it's an open ecosystem is a "broken promise."
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